SORRY, THE TIDE MILL IS CLOSED
Following recent national government guidance, Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum will be closed until further notice.
We would like to thank you for your continuing support and we enjoy engaging with you all online.
We are keen to see you again at the Mill when it’s safe to do so.
For more information please visit museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Norfolk-museums-coronavirus-information and/or suffolkmuseums.org
A rare example of a 18th Century tide mill restored to working order.
When Woodbridge Tide Mill closed in 1957 it was the last commercial working tide mill in England. It is now one of only two tide mills in the country still producing stoneground wholemeal flour. The current mill is 220 years old but the earliest known mill on the same site was built in the 12th century. It is managed and maintained by volunteers, dedicated to sustaining this wonderful example of a bygone age. It is a popular visitor attraction and educational resource and continues to produce genuine stoneground flour.
The Tide Mill also welcomes educational school visits. The students can see tidal power in action, grind their own flour and get a sense of the ingenuity, mechanics and engineering that was used over 800 years ago when Woodbridge Tide Mill was built. The exhibits also how the pivotal role Woodbridge Tide Mill played in Woodbridge’s rich history and the prosperity of the town.