Welcome

The Ipswich Institute provides lending library facilities and an extensive programme of leisure learning courses, talks and trips to over 2,000 members.

Courses

Ipswich Institute offers a wide range of courses in a variety of subjects.

There are daytime courses for members only and evening courses open to all, with a discount for Institute members.

Events

We offer a wide range of events including talks and trips, many of which are open to the public.


Library

Our library collection consists of over 8,000 items available for members to loan.

There is a strong emphasis on modern fiction, biography, literature and local history. New publications are added constantly and members’ requests are considered for purchase.

Room Hire

There are a number of rooms available for hire when not in use for the Institute’s own purposes.

In addition, our in-house team can provide catering tailored to any requirement.

Latest News

AUTUMN 2022 DAY PROGRAMME IS OUT!



A hard copy will be posted to our members, but you can also pick it up at the Library and Reading Room Reception Desk (15 Tavern St).

To access a digital, printer-friendly version of the programme, please click HERE

BOOKINGS will begin on

Tuesday, 23rd August 2022

 either in person at the Library Reception Desk, through our Online Shop or by cheque (with your chosen course and personal details attached – to be processed on 23/08).

SECOND-HAND BOOK SALE AT THE IPSWICH INSTITUTE 

Friday  5th August and Saturday 6th August 

9AM-4PM, 15 Tavern Street

Are you looking for something new to read? Are you thinking about reorganising your books? Do you have too many at home?

The Ipswich Institute is seeking book donations for a second-hand book sale to raise funds for the Institute (reg. charity no. 304772) after a tough couple of years. All kinds are welcome: fiction, non-fiction, children’s, history. Donations can be dropped off at the Library, 15 Tavern Street Mon-Sat between 9am and 4pm.

 The sale will take place on the 5th and 6th of August, open to members and non-members alike.

Come along and pick up a bargain!

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS 

MEMBER’S ART EXHIBITION

If you have a piece of art that you have created and would like to show your achievement to everyone who visits us during the Heritage Open Day festival, please bring it to the Library Reception Desk for the consideration for the exhibition. 

Deadline 1st August at 4PM!

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