Support The Tide Mill financially by becoming a Friend of Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum
The earliest known record of a tide mill, at Woodbridge on the River Deben, is from 1170. A tide mill has stood in Woodbridge for over 850 years, using the renewable energy of the tides to drive its waterwheel, and produce stoneground wholemeal flour. The Tide Mill embodies generations of English technological and cultural heritage, from Norman times to the present day. The mill that stands today was built in 1793 and its machinery showcases much of the innovation and technology of the early Industrial Revolution. As a very old wooden building on a river, the Mill has to be repainted by craftsmen every 5-10 years. This, along with substantial ongoing maintenance costs, means the Tide Mill requires significant financial support.
The lion’s share of these costs, which amount to hundreds of thousands of pounds, are covered by entrance fees, merchandise sales and the kind donations of Friend’s of the Tide Mill.
Becoming a Friend costs a minimum subscription of £10 a year – but we hope you’ll give more!