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.
Buy a trail sheet and use the clues to look for 8 individually named pictures of biscuits in various places in Woodbridge town centre. Gather all 8 names and you will win a royal crown shaped biscuit baked by Britain’s best bakery, ‘The Cake Shop’, using the best Tide Mill flour.
Trail sheets are available from The Cake Shop and cost £1 each, at least up to 3rd September.
|Adult (16yrs+) £5.00||Child (5-15yrs) £2.00|
|Family (of four)* £12.00||Concession £4.00|
*Family ticket - two Adults & two Child
|11:00 - 17:00||Suggested last entry 16:30|
|Easter - September||Open seven days a week|
|October||School half term week and weekends only|
|November - March||Closed|
Guided tours of the Mill for groups by arrangement throughout the year. Illustrated talks at your own venue also by arrangement
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
Friends of the Tide Mill are vital to shaping and sustaining the future of the Tide Mill. Click here to find out more.