One of the last working tide mills in the country, Woodbridge Tide Mill is a remarkable example of our industrial heritage and a proud Suffolk landmark.

In operation for over 800 years, Woodbridge Tide Mill is a fine example of a water mill driven by tidal rise and fall. The earliest record of a tide mill on the site is 1170, but the mill also spent many years in royal ownership after it was confiscated by Henry VIII in Tudor times. In 1968 the mill was saved, restored, and opened to the public in 1973. Much to the delight of visitors to the local area, the mill is now fully working and even produces stoneground wholemeal flour.

Get an overview of the mill’s historic workings on the pit floor, experience the heart of the milling process on the stone floor and explore the elegant machinery that has evolved and adapted over time. And the mill is in a picturesque setting on the bank of the River Deben, with the surrounding area home to over 150 different species of birds.

A rolling programme of events explore how the mill is cared for and maintained and the intricacies of its machinery, plus there is a delightful shop to peruse on site.

East Anglia

Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum

Tide Mill Way, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1BY

01394 388202


Opening times

11am - 5pm Mon - Sun (April-October)

Exhibitions nearby

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