Millers of old had to work with the tides to turn the wheel and mill the grain, this remains the same today

Whenever the tides are suitable the 5m wide English oak waterwheel and the machinery will be operated. Please see the adjacent calendar for when the waterwheel will be turned and when milling will be demonstrated. We will endeavour to keep to the schedule but old machinery does breakdown occasionally.

Please note: We are reliant on the tide and the volume of water in the pond so we can usually turn the waterwheel for between 1 – 2 hours, but milling is only usually around half an hour to an hour.

Turning & Milling Calendar

Turning and Milling Demonstration dates and times usually appear here but, in light of our closure for COVID-19, they have been temporarily removed.

Dates and times will appear here again when we re-open. Please follow this website and our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for updates.


Tickets can be purchased via links on our Events page here.

Adult (16yrs+) £5.00
Accompanied 5 – 15 year old  £2.00
Under 5, and visitors with access limitations Free

Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 – 17:00 in 1hr timed entry slots

Woodbridge stands on the A12, the road that links London and Lowestoft and on the rail 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.

There is no parking by the Tide Mill itself, however there are many nearby pay and display car parks.

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

Turning & Milling Times