The non-metropolitan district of Ipswich Suffolk lies on the estuary of the River Orwell. Ipswich is among England's oldest towns and was a main center between York and London during Anglo-Saxon times. Today Ipswich has many treasures for visitors to discover.
The Ipswich Museum is a great place to start your Ipswich discovery. This museum has exhibits that people of every age group will enjoy. From natural history to local history with a little geology thrown in, the Ipswich Museum is home to it all. Archeological research in the area has placed it as one of the oldest settlements in the English countryside and there are exhibits to back the claim. Admission to the museum is free so it should not be missed.
If its art you are looking for be sure to check out the Town Hall Galleries. This art gallery has a rotating program of contemporary art and designer crafts on display. Each of these displays are linked either to the community heritage or local history and are extremely interesting to view.
The culture in Ipswich isn't all art and museums there is also the theatre. The New Wolsey Theater is a great place to find culture and entertainment all rolled into one. This four hundred seat auditorium is home to a variety of programs including poetry, drama, comedy, children's programs and even music and dance. Check their website for listings of shows that will be available to enjoy during your stay.
For those that want to enjoy a little animal attraction during their visit should check out the Easton Farm Park. Here visitors can enjoy the historic Victorian buildings while enjoying being on a real farm. The many activities for you and your family to enjoy include: meeting and feeding the farm animals, pony rides, an indoor and outdoor play areas, egg collecting, bunny hugging, pig racing and much more. Visitors of all ages will enjoy this animal filled adventure.
Ipswich is also home to many shops for the shopper to enjoy browsing. From Arts and Crafts stores to Wool shops and just about every other kind of shop in between there is something for every shopper. Lovers of books, new and used can browse one of the dozen or so shops. While those who are into clothing and department stores have many more to choose from. There is just about a shop for every need here in Ipswich.
From castles to shopping and just about everything in between, Ipswich is full of modern conveniences and historic sites.
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