Enjoy a Guided Walk with Ipswich Tourist Guides to welcome spring and discover some of Ipswich’s rich history. All walks include tea/coffee and a cake in the Chartroom Café in the Admiral’s House at the end of the walk:

CONSTABLE & HIS CONTEMPORARIES

Wednesday 6th April, 13.30 – 15.30

with Margaret Hancock

£10.00 (includes tea/coffee & cake).

A walk to coincide with the ‘Creating Constable’ exhibition at Christchurch Mansion. Learn more about the early years and paintings of John Constable and discover how he influenced the work of later painters. Catch a glimpse of life in early 19th century Suffolk and discover Thomas Gainsborough’s connections with Ipswich.


STREET ART

Wednesday 13th April, 13.30 – 15.30

with Andy Walsham

£10.00 (includes tea/coffee & cake)                                                                                            

Enjoy a walk looking at some of the street and public art in Ipswich. Some you may walk by every day and never have noticed!


THOMAS WOLSEY, THE MAN BEHIND THE KING

Wednesday 20th April, 13.30 – 15.30

with Evelyn Hewing

£10.00 (includes tea/coffee & cake)                                                                                           

Born in Ipswich, Wolsey achieved high office in both church and State. Visit the places Wolsey knew as a boy, discovering how he planned to found a great college and retire here in old age, until Henry VIII engineered his spectacular downfall.


THE FAMOUS WRITERS OF IPSWICH

Wednesday 27th April, 13.30 – 15.30

with Mike Garland

£10.00 (includes tea/coffee & cake)

Ipswich has been visited by, or has been home to many writers, from Chaucer to Dickens and Enid Blyton. This walk around the town centre will consider the places they knew, and the works, of the most famous of these.


THE HEART OF IPSWICH

Wednesday, 27th July 2022, 13.30-15.30

Guide: Eric Thorndike

£10.00

Enjoy a walk in the town centre to see some of our finest buildings and to hear about some colourful characters and dramatic events in our town’s history.


THE PEOPLE WHO BUILT IPSWICH

Wednesday, 3rd August 2022, 13.30-15.30

Guide: Andy Walsham

£10.00

Join us to discover some of Ipswich’s great innovators – engineers, architects, scientists, and more – who helped shape the town.


MYTH, MYSTERY & MURDER

Wednesday, 10th August 2022, 13.30-15.30

Guide: Margaret Hancock

£10.00

Explore parts of the town connected with some Ipswich legends and mysteries. How and why did a heavy memorial stone from the Low Countries come to Christchurch Park? Is that where Wolsey was born? Was that building formerly a station on the Ipswich Underground? And more!


SIGNS & SYMBOLS

Wednesday, 17th August 2022, 13.30-15.30

Guide: Margaret Hancock

£10.00

From the emblems on our street furniture to the carvings on our historic churches, everywhere we look there are motifs with meaning. Come on a gentle stroll round the centre of Ipswich and learn how to decode some of the signs and symbols.


THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH: AN IPSWICH ARTIST

Wednesday, 24th August 2022, 13.30-15.30

Guide: Eve Hewing

£10.00

Gainsborough moved to Ipswich with his young family in the mid 18th century. On this walk we will discover the town he knew, and the places associated with the local friends he painted. We will visit the chapel where he worshipped, and hear about his greatest passion, the raucous Ipswich Musical Club!


WAY OUT WEST

Wednesday, 13th August 2022, 13.30-15.30

Guide: Mike Garland

£10.00

Join our exploration to leave the safety of Westgate Street, and venture into the wild lands and hills beyond the old West Gate. Explore the sites of the Chapel of Our Lady, the great Ipswich Barracks, the old Hospital and the new Museum.

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