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.

Due to Covid-19 we currently do not have any events but from the end of June 2021 there will be a selection of one-off talks, workshops and activities taking place, more information will be made available shortly.

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.

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Get into the festive spirit this year by taking part in our Christmas Wreath Making Workshop 🎄 Open to all, with materials included in the

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October is #BlackHistoryMonth! We invite everyone to discover authors that are often overlooked. Starting off with this display - we'll update it every week as

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TODAY's the big day! It's free to roam around and discover your local historical and heritage institutions during Heritage Open Days sponsored by National Trust

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Only 3 days left until the biggest heritage festival this year. Bring your family and friends and discover your local history together. All ages welcome

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Only 6 days left! Discover your town's rich history during the biggest heritage festival in the UK - #ipswichinstitute has it all. We look forward

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Get creative, musical, crafty or try something new. There are still places available on some of our Day Courses 👇 You can book your place

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Have you ever walked past the blue door hidden between the shops on Tavern Street in Ipswich and wondered what was behind it? Now is

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The library will be open again on Saturdays from 21st August and Page's Cafe from 18th September. We look forward to welcoming our members 6

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