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Suffolk Archives, Ipswich Branch

Coronavirus Support

All branches of Suffolk Archives (Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Lowestoft) remain closed to the public.

Online services

There is no change to the services users can access online; they can still browse the website and search the catalogue, as well as purchase and download digital images. Further information is available on our Using the Website page.

The new virtual activities introduced over the past three months, including Displays OnlineLife in Lockdowneducational resources, and other activities, are still available to explore online and are being continually updated and added to.

Staycations

Over the summer, the team at Suffolk Archives have added a new online exhibition to their website, looking back at some ‘stay at home’ holidays from the past; from trips to the Victorian seaside to caravanning in the 1960s, it explores what holidaying was like in Suffolk before air travel became popular.

The varied display includes photographs, an interactive map, oral history and song recordings, and even a clip from a collection of home movies shot between 1939 and 1944. Visit the online displays on our website.

General Details

Based in Ipswich Suffolk Archives holds an amazing range of information about the history of Suffolk and its people. Whatever aspect of Suffolk you want to look into, the Archives contain all kinds of material that will help you.  The archives at Ipswich cover the eastern part of the county. There is a comprehensive range of archives, reference books, newspaper cuttings, microfilm and microfiche, periodicals and maps. There are some more general works covering East Anglia.

 


 

Who to contact

Telephone
01473 263909
01473 263910
Email
ipswich.archives@suffolk.gov.uk
Website
https://www.suffolkarchives.co.uk/
Social Media
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Address
Suffolk Archives
Gatacre Road
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP1 2LQ

Where to go

Name
Suffolk Archives - Ipswich Branch
Address
Gatacre Road
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP1 2LQ
Area served
Saxmundham, Ipswich, South Ipswich, Hadleigh, Capel St Mary, Stowmarket, Kesgrave, All Suffolk, Eye, Debenham, East Suffolk, Leiston, East Ipswich, Framlingham, Wickham Market, North Ipswich, Woodbridge, Felixstowe, Needham Market, West Ipswich
Venue Email
ipswich.archives@suffolk.gov.uk
Venue Website
http://www.suffolkarchives.co.uk
Parking available
Yes
Parking details
Free parking available
Transport
No 8 bus to and from Ipswich city centre runs along Bramford Rd

Days & Times

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9.30am-4.30pm

Other details

Cost Details
Access is free, but there is a charge for services such as photocopying.
Age Groups
Adults, Young people
Accessibility
Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access, Adapted Toilet

Accreditation website
http://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/suffolk-record-office-ipswich-branch
Accreditation details
AccessAble - guide for Ipswich Archives

Notes

Archives and books for reference only. Photocopies. Events throughout the year - talks, courses, workshops and free events.

Day time and evening visits on the work of the Archives, including strongroom tours. Evidence of identity required to use archives.

Some of the resources available include:

Last Updated
03/09/2020

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