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Ipswich Tourist Information Centre

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When visiting Ipswich, why not pop in to the Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, located in the heart of Ipswich in the stunning medieval church of St Stephen’s.

Our friendly team are only too happy to share their expert local knowledge of attractions, travel information, places to eat, shops, events and Ipswich secrets that you just can’t miss whilst you’re here. As well as our friendly personal service, we also offer a variety of free information leaflets, maps and guides to make the most of your visit to Ipswich and the beautiful county of Suffolk.

We also have a fantastic shop selling Ipswich and Suffolk souvenirs, maps and guides, gifts, cards and calendars, books and locally produced food; as well as selling tickets for local attractions, river cruises, walking tours, theatre tickets, events and much more.

Whatever information or advice you need during your visit, come and see us in St Stephen’s Church, opposite the Buttermarket Shopping Centre, we'd be delighted to welcome you.

Come inside for: 

  • Inspiring days out
  • River Cruise tickets
  • Ipswich Regent and Corn Exchange tickets
  • Local maps, guides and trails
  • Ipswich and Suffolk Souvenirs
  • Guided Walks around Ipswich
  • Books on local history, culture & architecture
  • Local foods including Suffolk honey, chocolate and juices
  • Ipswich and Suffolk visitor information
  • Ghost Walk tickets
  • Greeting cards, wrapping paper and calendars
  • Ipswich Town Football Club merchandise
  • National Express Coach tickets (available until 4.30 pm)
  • Fluffy Mammoths!

Opening times

Monday - Saturday: 9.00 – 17.00
Sunday: Closed
Bank Holiday: 10:00 - 14:00


The main entrance is at ground level from St Stephen’s Lane and has automatic sliding doors with ample width to accommodate wheelchairs and scooters.

All the public areas, displays, service counters and exhibitions are on the same ground floor level, accessible to wheelchairs and scooters.

A loop system is provided for hearing aid users.

Some members of staff trained to British Sign Language (level 1).

Contact us

Telephone: 01473 258070

Email: tourist@ipswich.gov.uk

Address: St Stephen's Church, St Stephen's Lane, Ipswich IP1 1DP

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Ipswich Tourist Information Centre,
St Stephen's Church,
St Stephen's Lane,

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01473 258070