Museum now open (3)

The Museum Volunteers are taking a break over the festive season and will return on Wednesday 8th January 2020.

Welcome

Ipswich Hospital Museum is located on the ground floor of the renovated Jubilee building, on the grounds of Ipswich Hospital (adjacent to Court St). The museum is open every Wednesday from 9:00am – 12noon. Other times are available for groups by appointment.  FREE entry, all welcome!

The current exhibit’s theme is “Pestilence, plagues, poultices, poxes, pustules and pyrexias – The Infections, Epidemics and Fevers of Ipswich”.

  • Read about the Black Death coming to Ipswich.
  • Learn how poultices were made and used to treat abscesses, pustules, boils and inflammations.
  • See how Ipswich Hospital coped with the Spanish Flu and outbreaks of Scarlet Fever, Diphtheria, Typhoid and Cholera.
  • Listen to past nurses recount their memories of working at Ipswich Hospital.
  • View medical and nursing objects dating from the early 1900s onwards.
  • Find out who Ipswich’s David Trumpy Bridge is named in honour of.
  • Discover the extraordinary efforts of the people of Ipswich in establishing and supporting Ipswich Hospital.
  • See the changing nature of Ipswich Hospital’s buildings through the decades.

For more information, or to arrange a group visit, please email info@ipswichhospitalmuseum.com.