Ipswich is not only the county town of Suffolk, it is also the cultural central

With the full range of cultural experiences on offer, what are you waiting for!  We are currently updating this page, so check back again soon! (Jan '21)

Dance East

Dance East is the regional dance centre for the East of England, and it's right on Ipswich Waterfront

They put on some great performances there, of the kind that you'll often only see elsewhere in the UK in the major cities.

Find out more at their website.


Ipswich Museum

Ipswich has been continuously occupied since the Saxon times and so a visit to the Ipswich Museum is the place to explore all the history the local area has to offer, and a must-do for woolly mammoth fans!

Admission is FREE so get planning your visit here.


The Hold

In partnership with the University of Suffolk, Ipswich's brand new facility near to the university building on the Waterfront, houses most of Suffolk's nationally and internationally significant archives.  Due to formally open for full public access some time in 2021, access to the public is currently restricted to exhibitions and displays, as well as the cafe and shop. 

The Hold is open seven days a week; find out more here.