Exciting programme at Ipswich Museums
Ipswich Museums have released their October 2019 - March 2020 programme, with something for everyone to enjoy. And remember – entry to Ipswich Museum, Ipswich Art Gallery and Christchurch Mansion is FREE.
Highlights include Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk, which opened last month and has already seen thousands of visitors from across the world flock to Christchurch Mansion. Open until 3 May, the exhibition explores Ed’s journey from Suffolk schoolboy to global superstar. It is free to enter but booking in advance is essential. Visit www.made-in-suffolk.co.uk to book.
The fun, family-friendly Marvellous Machines exhibition that delighted visitors over the summer is on display until 3 November 2019 at Ipswich Art Gallery. Following on from this, Art Forms in Nature will open on 23 November 2019 and run until 23 February 2020. 40 photogravures of natural forms by German photographer Karl Blossfeldt, on loan from Hayward Gallery Touring, will be displayed alongside natural history illustrations from the Ipswich Museums collection and works by local botanical illustrator Guy William Eves.
If you’re wondering what to do with the kids in the holidays, the programme has you covered. During October half term they can discover the science behind circus acts with the Strong Women Science show plus get arty at the Mansion with spin painting. The animals will be back for February half term, giving children a chance to meet real live critters. Plus, Toddler Takeover will return in February at Ipswich Museum to welcome young visitors.
December will see the return of the popular Christmas at the Mansion, with three days of festive activities and a chance to meet Father Christmas. This year community groups have been invited to take part in the first ever Christmas Tree Festival at Christchurch Mansion.
Let’s not forget the adults. An Autumn Textiles Workshop inspired by embroideries at Christchurch Mansion will be held in October. While in November an adult workshop will see participants build a giant automaton to mark the end of the Marvellous Machines exhibition.
Brochures are available from Ipswich Museum, Christchurch Mansion and the Tourist Information Centre. You can also view the brochure online at https://issuu.com/ipswich