Plan your trip

Woodbridge Tide Mill is a great place to visit but, as will any trip, it pays to plan ahead.

We show here some useful information to help you plan your visit – opening times, prices, when the wheel is turning, getting to us, parking and the best times to visit.

Because the Mill uses the tides to turn the big mill wheel, we show on this page the times when the wheel is likely to be turned. This is useful because when the wheel turns you get to see the old wooden machinery in action. We can’t promise that the wheel will be turning, things go wrong, but the times shown are when it can turn. When the water in the tide mill pond is higher than the River Deben and so the water flowing back into the river can drive the wheel.

Tide Mill Wheel Turning Times

What you need to know

Adult (16yrs+) – £5.00
Accompanied Child
(5-15yrs) – £2.00
Under 5’s and visitors with access limitations – Free

Tickets can be PURCHASED ON ENTRY or IN ADVANCE.

Book Advance Tickets

The Mill is open every day from 11am – 5pm

There is a calendar of wheel turning times at the top of this page

It is recommended that you allow up to an hour to visit the Mill’s three floors and outside area.

Woodbridge stands on the A12, the road that links London and Lowestoft and on the rail line that links Ipswich with Lowestoft. From either direction follow signs to Woodbridge and take any entrance into the town. The Tide Mill is by the river and accessible from several car parks. See the Plan Your Visit page for more details.

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. Click the button to find out more.

Access Information

PARKING

There is no parking by the Tide Mill itself. However there are many nearby pay and display car parks in Woodbridge.

Theatre Street – IP12 4NE – long stay Pay & Display

Oak Lane – IP12 1AA – short stay Pay & Display

Station Road – IP12 4AU – long stay Pay & Display

The Station – IP12 4AU – long stay Pay & Display

Hamblin Road – IP12 1BG – short stay Pay & Display

Lime Kiln Quay – IP12 1AZ – long stay Pay & Display

The Avenue – IP12 4BA – long stay Pay & Display

FIND US

Tide Mill Way
Woodbridge
Suffolk
IP12 1BYY [View on Google Maps]

Woodbridge stands on the A12, the road that links London and Lowestoft and on the rail line that links Ipswich with Lowestoft. From either direction follow signs to Woodbridge and take any entrance into the town. The Tide Mill is by the river and accessible from several car parks.