The Museum’s educational programming brings history to life for Ipswich residents, residents of other North Shore communities, and visitors. Understanding why an object is significant or who influenced a certain painter helps give us the context we need to fully appreciate the impact Ipswich had in shaping our culture locally and on national and global scale. To that end, the museum offers a range of education and enrichment programs throughout the year.


Public Programming:

The Ipswich Museum offers guided historic tours, ongoing lectures, brown bag lunches, hands-on classes, rotating special exhibits, and live demonstrations and performances for all visitors. For a schedule of educational offerings, please view our calendar.


Programs for children, students, and educators:

The Ipswich Museum is a tremendous resource for educators. We offer programs and field trips that are specifically designed to support local curriculum requirements and state standards. This effort continues to grow and includes plans for a stronger relationship with local schools, home-school families, universities, and other organizations.

Throughout the year, the Ipswich Museum hosts a variety of family events and workshops during the summer and school vacation weeks, as well as for seasonal events. Please view our calendar for upcoming public programs for children and families.


Opportunities to share your expertise:

One of the easiest ways to get involved with the museum is to share your stories and knowledge on a given topic. We welcome your ideas and are delighted to arrange a lecture, performance, article or any other venue that will allow you to share your knowledge with the community. To learn more, please contact us.


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