The museum is home to an extensive range of collections from natural science to Egyptology, social history to world cultures. Its founder John Henslow was Darwin’s tutor and the Museum contains collections unique to the area and broader pioneering science.
Councillor Carole Jones, Portfolio Holder for Museums for Colchester Borough Council said, “We are delighted to receive this support, thanks to National Lottery players. This redevelopment will do something really special and imaginative with our wonderful collections, in a building that was specifically designed to showcase them to the public. We are looking forward to working with the people of Ipswich and the Heritage Fund to inspire a new generation through Ipswich Museum.”