When you support the Ipswich Museum, you do more than just preserve our town’s rich heritage. You make our history part of everyday life for students, families, neighbors, and visitors alike.

Visit our Ipswich Museum Store to select your membership level and join or renew online. 


Your membership makes exhibits, special events, and school programs possible, and helps with the ongoing restoration and preservation of our historic buildings. Your involvement is critical to our continued success as a museum. It is through your generous gifts of time, property, artifacts, and donations that we are able to create a vibrant museum experience for all to enjoy.


Your membership allows the Ipswich Museum to offer:

• Guided historic tours

• On-going evening and lunchtime lecture series

• Hands-on classes

• Rotating special exhibits

• Live demonstrations and performances

• Summer workshops for children

• After school programs

• Field trips for students

• Resources for educators


Membership Benefits and Categories

As a member of the Ipswich Museum you receive free admission to both houses and to our evening and lunchtime lecture series; you receive our quarterly newsletter, e-blast announcements, and early notice of all programs and special events. Membership also entitles you to a 10% discount at the museum shop, and access to genealogy research.

Individual: $40

Family: $60 – All the benefits above plus unlimited free admission for 2 adults and children under 18 years of age.

Sustaining: $150 – All the above plus complimentary admission for one guest accompanied by a member.

Sponsor: $250 – All the above plus 15% discount at the museum shop.

Benefactor: $500 – All the above plus complimentary admission for two guests accompanied by a member.

The Arthur Wesley Dow Circle

Named for the well known 19th century Ipswich artist, the Dow Circle is a special level of membership, that gives individuals an added opportunity to help the Museum preserve and protect its collections. First-time members receive a framed reproduction of an Arthur Wesley Dow print.

$1,000 Dow Circle – Includes all membership benefits listed above plus unlimited free admission for your guests.

$2,500 Dow Circle – All the above plus a private tour of the Museum for you and your guests.

Corporate Membership

We are very excited to extend to the Ipswich corporate community some unique opportunities to enable you to support us and help your business, too.

Corporate Sustaining Level: $150- Business card ad in newsletter.

Corporate Sponsorship Level: $250 – Above, plus one day of free tours for employees.

Corporate Benefactor Level: $500 – Above, plus first floor museum space to host an event

Please contact the office, or call 978.356.2811

Visit The Ipswich Museum Store today to join or renew your membership