Ipswich Art Gallery
Ipswich Art Gallery
4.5
Art GalleriesArt MuseumsChildren's Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Join more than 100,000 visitors per year to view an ever-changing program of exhibitions and heritage displays. Families can get involved in interactive creative activities in Australia's first permanent Children's Gallery, designed especially for kids under 12. Located in the heart of Ipswich, the gallery is housed in a heritage listed 1861 child-friendly building.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Colleen B
Brisbane, Australia28 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
What a fun morning for my grandson. Activities were interactive and challenging. The tape tunnel was extremely well thought out and constructed. So many places to explore. Pity it’s closing soon but get there if you can.
Written 13 February 2020
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Malcolm G
Brisbane, Australia13 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
second visit to gallery and love their clever use of space and the friendly helpful staff.
1st visit last year was the Arthur BOYD exhibition
2nd visit today was the construction exhibition
Both thoroughly enjoyable and worth the short trip from Brisbane
apparently the secret as to what on and coming up is to look their web page up monthly or hook up on Facebook
We will definitely be back
Written 13 February 2020
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Vicki B
217 contributions
Jan 2020
We often visit the Ipswich Art Gallery during the Dec/Jan school holidays as they have fantastic exhibitions for children. But Tapescape would have to be the best exhibition yet! My daughter absolutely loved it! Very reasonably priced too at only $20 for a family of four or $7 each. We spent four hours in total as we got a pass-out so we could leave and come back. The air-conditioning was very welcome on such a hot and humid day. The construction zone with all the foam building blocks was also a winner. The staff were very helpful, informative and welcoming. We had the best day and would highly recommend.
Written 28 January 2020
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Jennafa R
HCMC52 contributions
Jan 2020
We went to the gallery to check out the TapeScape exhibition and we were not disappointed. It was a stunning exhibition and not only was that the only amazing exhibition and activity but there was also a foam construction room which my 3 and 7 year old children spent hours enjoying. There were so many STEM related activities and for a budding enginneer or artist or anyone this is a must place to see especially for children.

To top this experience off, the entry to the museum is only $7 ($3 for socks for the TapeScape exhibit is extra but you can bring your own socks) and the staff were so friendly and informative. I would like to make a shout out especially to Monica who answered a lot of my questions about TapeScape and she took a genuine interest with our family and made us feel at home despite visiting all the way from Canberra!

Thank you!
Written 22 January 2020
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OnAir332681
Canberra, Australia2 contributions
Oct 2019
The gallery is a good example of how a gracious heritage building, constructed originally as the School of Arts back in the 1860s, can be adapted for a modern purpose. The collection is small but worthwhile and the staff welcoming and helpful.
Written 25 October 2019
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mb02
Brisbane370 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
Amazing space for kids. Loved coming here today with our children for construction zone and then the ball run.
This was an easy fee hours.
Loved the artwork too had a sneak peak while dad had the kids.
If in Ipswich pop in we will be back
Written 19 October 2019
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Glad you had a good time!
Written 21 October 2019
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ashan43
Ipswich, Australia67 contributions
July 2019 • Family
Been here every time they change the activities for the kids (about 9 times in the last 3 years) - great activities that are super entertaining for adults too!
Really good to check out the changing exhibitions in the gallery too. Found out both me and my 4yr old are Authur Boyd fans!
Written 6 July 2019
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Steve D
Brisbane, Australia98 contributions
June 2019
What a gem of an art gallery, for me it’s just the right size, big enough to spend an hour or so, not so big that you can’t see everything. Loved the Arthur Boyd exhibition, well worth the drive from Brisbane
Written 9 June 2019
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HamishQLD
Springfield Lakes, Australia239 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
The Ipswich Art gallery puts on great shows and most are at no cost.
Our last visit the show/ collection was around Australia’s icon houses, but also included some of Ipswich’s Queenslanders.
It was so lovely to wander around in the quite ( which is pretty much what you do anywhere in the heart of Ipswich) and enjoy the collection.
I have also taken my granddaughter here on a number of occasions for the kids activities and they are great.
Parking is no problem you can chose a meter on the street or use one of the 3 or 4 undercover parks around the city.
Don’t expect to see lots of people in town unfortunately besides the art gallery and a few great cafes, Ipswich and it’s people have moved on from town.
Ipswich is well worth a visit, take in the Art Gallery, grab lunch at one of the many great cafes, visit the animal area at Queens Park and enjoy the view from the street of the many lovely Queenslander homes.
Written 23 December 2018
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Sandy G
5 contributions
Sept 2018 • Friends
The wind interactive display was so educational, I think I enjoyed it more than my grandson. We spent time making things to put in the display to see if they would fly.
Written 11 October 2018
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