Ambition Ipswich

Ipswich's Heritage

Ipswich is said to be the oldest Anglo-Saxon town in England and has a rich heritage and proud history.

Christchurch Mansion is a Tudor house set in a beautiful park close to the town centre. It is a free museum housing period rooms and a stunning art gallery, home to the most significant collection of Constables outside London.

Ipswich Museum is home to Wool-I-Am the mammoth and Rosie the rhino as well as thousands of years of history brought back to Ipswich by generations of explorers and collectors.

More modern but equally stunning is the Willis building, an iconic feature of Ipswich created by Norman (now Lord) Foster and the most recent grade I listed building in the country.

Bringing Ipswich up to date is the University of Suffolk on the Waterfront, part of Ipswich's education quarter and also adding to the transformation of this area. Alongside the quays are the Jerwood DanceHouse, Salthouse Harbour Hotel, restaurants, bars and marinas.

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