The Mill, as a limited space and food processing facility continues to require all visitors to wear face masks to ensure the safety of both staff and visitors. It would be appreciated if children under the age of 11 and above 5 would also wear masks.

Plan your trip to Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum

Woodbridge Tide Mill is great to visit and it pays to plan ahead.
See below about how to get to us, parking and the best times to visit.

Because the Mill uses the tides to turn the big mill wheel, we show here the times when the wheel is likely to be turned. There’s plenty to see when the wheel isn’t turning, but the table is useful because when the wheel turns you get to see the old wooden machinery in action. Of course we can’t promise that the wheel will be turning, things go wrong, but the times shown are when it can turn i.e 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.

Winter Opening &

Wheel Turning Times


There is no parking by the Tide Mill itself. However there are many nearby pay an 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


Tide Mill Way
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.