Ipswich Transport Museum
Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626 and an Accredited Museum, number RD890.
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Education at Ipswich Transport Museum

We see education as one of our main aims and are keen to build relationships with schools and further education establishments.

Many school parties visit the museum coming from all over East Anglia.

We currently have programmes for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children. We can also tailor our Key Stage 1 programme for Pre-School children although it is not suitable for children under around 3Ĺ years.

Our aim is that all children have an enjoyable, memorable and informative visit.

We can arrange visits for other school or college groups and will be pleased to explain what we can offer and how we might tailor it to meet your needs or ideas. Just email or pick up the phone and talk to us.

Children enjoying solving Michael's Mystery (Key Stage 2)

Micheal's Mystery Micheal's Mystery
Micheal's Mystery Micheal's Mystery

General points to note:

To pay for the upkeep of the museum we have to make a charge but keep it as low as possible. The current rate is shown under Map/Admission.

The £50 minimum does not apply to school groups. We only charge for each child. We do not charge for teachers or other adults you bring to help with your group and will normally send you an invoice after your visit.

The museum is only open from late March to the end of November.

There are people in the museum throughout the year however so you can contact us at any time.

There is no heating in the main museum building so, apart from mid-summer, children do need to come with warm clothing.

Please read the separate note Health and Safety for School Visits. You can download a copy of this. There is also a draft risk assessment on the CD for Michaelís Mystery.

We have male and female toilets and also for those with special needs which are inspected for cleanliness before each visit.

Normally we can only take a maximum of 30-35 children per visit. If this is a problem for you please discus with us. We may still be able work with you.

We are happy for you to make a preliminary visit.

To contact us email or call 01473 715666 and ask to speak to Sue Cooper who is the museumís education co-ordinator.

We are all volunteers so Sue is not in the museum every day but someone will take a message and she will call back.