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


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.


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


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

Please note that the Pages Café 


on Friday, 10th June 2022

for a private function.

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