Discover Ipswich

Discover Ipswich

discover ipswich


mix cafe

Mix Bar & Cafe

MIX café and bar provides a welcoming and safe place for students, staff, and the wider community visiting campus day and night. The fully licenced bar offers a growing food menu and drinks across the week, with students receiving 25% off purchases with their UoS ID card. Situated on the ground floor of the James Hehir Building, the versatile venue is comfortably styled and can be pre-booked for a host of events and meetings.

Operated by regional charity Access Community Trust as a social enterprise in partnership with the UoS Student Union, any profits made support charitable community services that assist the growing number of vulnerable people across Suffolk.


Ipswich Art School and Gallery

art gallery


Ipswich Art Gallery

The Ipswich Art Gallery is an extension to the Ipswich Museum which focuses on displaying various different styles of art from local artists that changes every few months. The artist’s works are always vastly unique and extensive in focusing on their chosen subject and are displayed in new ways each time. The art projects are funded by partnerships and supporters for the Ipswich Museum as to not only be informative but extensive in the topic they are focusing on, with both displays and information. Admission is always free and there is a lift from the first floor to the second for wheelchair accessibility, and it is open every day except for Mondays.

Note: The Art Gallery is next to the Ipswich Museum and is an extension of it, thus the Art Gallery should be either under the Museum’s piece or in its category.

Jimmy's Farm 

girl with four adults at a farm

The farm is home to ponies, donkeys, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, sheep, goats, geese, ducks, cows, pigs and much more. Visitors can feed all the animals using the bags of food available and get even closer with special animal encounters every weekend and during the school holidays.

Foxhall Stadium

racing stadium with blue sky

Foxhall Stadium is the home to many of the major championships offered by Spedeworth, including the National Banger World Final and the National Hot Rod World Championship at the annual Spedeweekend event. 


Portman Road Stadium: The home of Ipswich Town football club

football stadium

Ipswich Town were formed as an amateur club in 1878, but it was not until 1936 when they turned professional. After winning the Southern League at the first attempt and finishing third the following season, they were elected to the Football League on May 30th, 1938.

Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm 

two piglets

Animal Lover? Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm is in the middle of the beautiful county of Suffolk and is a small livestock farm breeding farm animal that were once common but are now very rare. 

HMS Ganges Museum 


From 1905 until 1976, HMS Ganges was an uncompromising training establishment for the Royal Navy, designed to turn boys into sailors fit to serve in His/Her Majesty's fleet. MUSEUM IS CLOSED FROM NOVEMBER 2023 TO MARCH 2024 EXCEPT FOR PRE-ARRANGED WEDNESDAY VISITS


Suffolk Ski Centre

dry ski slope

The main slope is 180 metres long incorporating a contoured ‘red’ run, a softer ‘blue’ run, a 40m junior slope, beginners slope, and our recently opened freestyle area. 

They offer Skiing, Snowboarding, High Ropes Course, Ringo's, Tobogganing, Golf Driving Range, Mini Golf, Junior Climbing Wall, and fully licenced Bar and Restaurant

Ipswich Museum 

woolly mammoth statue

Explore Ipswich’s past with stories that will inspire you. This fascinating and unique museum gives you the opportunity to meet the famous woolly mammoth (, the elegant towering giraffe and other wonderful curiosities from the natural world. 


Christchurch Mansion 


Christchurch Park is another stunning park in the heart of Ipswich town centre. Make sure to visit the stunning Mansion located on the grounds and the visitors centre, explore the tracks and trails and discover the many animals that call Christchurch Park home. For more information regarding events please visit their website


Ipswich Transport Museum 

three old style buses green and cream

They house a fabulous collection of transport and engineering objects relating to Ipswich and the surrounding area. So, whether you are interested in buses, lorries, bikes, cranes or carriages, social history or just want to know a bit more about the area, you will find the museum a fascinating place.