Welcome to Ipswich School Museum and Archives online

We hope you enjoy exploring the history of Ipswich School using the resources made available here. Many photographs, artefacts, and school magazines have been scanned and photographed to create the online museum, which can be accessed by selecting options from the menu above.

The collections in the care of Ipswich School span several centuries: from medieval and Tudor archaeological finds from sites of former school buildings, to recent school photographs and uniform, taking in various fascinating objects relating to people who have studied and taught at the school along the way. 

Some highlights include: 

  • artworks by Charles and Henry Eddowes Keene, George Thomas Rope, George Ingelow, Edward Poynter, Edward Ardizzone, Cecil Lay, Martin Squirrell and Carl Giles
  • a letter signed by Admiral Nelson
  • a piece of graffiti by the author H. Rider Haggard 
  • some astonishingly early leaves of paper from, amongst other things, the first collected works of Geoffory Chaucer.

We hope to continue to expand the digitisation of the collection to make this an even more useful resource for those wishing to rediscover material from their school days or for those researching topics related to the school.

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