• The Woodbridge Tide Mill

Woodbridge’s Working Tide Mill

Experience the sights, sounds and drama of the mill as wheels and stones turn, grinding the grain as they have done for many hundreds of years.

At Woodbridge Tide Mill, man has worked for over 800 years harnessing the totally reliable and predictable green energy from the tides to drive a mill producing flour and animal feed. This was the last commercially working tide mill in the UK and it has now been restored to working order.

When tides permit the five metre English oak waterwheel will turn the machinery, and grain will be milled to produce flour. An imaginative timeline records the Tide Mill’s long history and fascinating owners and is complemented by interactive models, audio stations, videos, display panels, life-size cut-outs of the miller’s family and cats. There’s also a children’s corner and dressing-up box.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Wheel turning and milling with the waterwheel are cancelled until further notice. Wedges holding the pit wheel in position have shifted and the pit wheel has become displaced on the shaft, so that operating the machinery is not possible.

We apologise for the inconvenience, but this is a hazard with 220 year old machinery which we contend with all the time. Our volunteer millwrights are on the case, but will be moving with caution. We hope to be up and running again soon.

Opening Times

Adult (16yrs+)          £3.50 Child (5-15yrs)  £1.50
   
Family (of four)*       £8.00 Concession      £3.00

*Family ticket - two adults & two children

Opening Times

11:00 Last entry 16:30

5th April to October 31st Open every day
   
November to March Closed

(Groups by arrangement throughout the year)

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EDUCATION AT THE TIDE MILL

The continuing education that the Tide Mill can provide is important to pass on to future generations. Click here to find out more.


FRIENDS OF THE TIDE MILL

The continuing education that the Tide Mill can provide is important to pass on to future generations. Click here to find out more.


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