Woodbridge Tide Mill is a Grade I listed building dating back to 1793. As you can imagine this together with the building being over three floors does give us some challenges in being able to provide equitable access.

We are however determined to improve where we can and to provide alternative ways of experiencing the Mill where the structure makes access for everyone impossible.

The information which is provided below will help you to be able to plan your visit to the Tide Mill, and help make it an enjoyable experience. We will update this page as further improvements are made.

There is no parking available at the Mill itself. It is suggested that nearby accessible parking is used to visit the Mill, there is a car park at the Rail station with 6 marked extra wide disabled parking bays.

The route to the Tide Mill over level paved/gravel pathways/roads as shown on the map below.

Pit Wheel

©Google Maps

  1. Follow the roadway from the parking space across the front of the rail station
  2. Turn left onto gravelled path and follow to main road
  3. Turn right onto path and pass the pedestrian crossing on your left
  4. Turn into first road on your right after passing pedestrian crossing and follow road over level crossing to the end by the boat yard crane
  5. Turn left onto quayside path and follow to the end. You will be able to see the white Tide Mill building across to your right
  6. Turn right at end of quayside path and the Tide Mill is in front of you approximately 100m away

The distance from the car park to the Tide Mill can be covered in approximately 7 minutes.

The Tide Mill

The Tide Mill can be accessed via the front door with the aid of a small ramp or via the rear of the building on a level wooden walkway. Free admission is provided to carers.

The Ground Floor area of the Museum is accessible. The first and second floors can only be reached via a staircase. Videos of these floors showing the machinery and exhibits are available to view on the ground floor

The Tide Mill has a disabled access toilet with hand washing, and a hand dryer. The toilet has space for two people and the toilet area has hand rails. A fold down baby changing table is available.

As some visitors can be sensitive to both light and sound the link below shows an outline of each floor of the Tide Mill indicating sources of light and sound.

Download Sensory Floor Plan