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Woodbridge Tide Mill

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Address: Tidemill Way, Woodbridge, England
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Lovingly re-created tide mill

An excellent exhibition which provides a real insight into the history of tide milling at this point. Worth visiting when the hell itself is running which is subject to tides of... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

An excellent exhibition which provides a real insight into the history of tide milling at this point. Worth visiting when the hell itself is running which is subject to tides of course so check in advance as it can only run for about 1/2 hour based on the smaller tidal pool they now use. Exhibition is across 3 floors so... More 

Thank dmaccallum63
Norwich, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Fantastic engineering on display, brilliant information from the staff, we were lucky enough to see the wheel turning.

Thank Nigel R
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The tide mill is a fascinating place. Slightly different to most mills as uses the tide, not when the tides coming in but when it goes out! There is an informative guide who can answer you questions. Also information boards on the three levels. Not a place to visit if you can't do steep stairs. Point to note, there is... More 

Thank Ilikehonesty
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160 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Situated in the picturesque part of Woodbridge is a rare example of a tide mill whose water wheel still turns and is capable of grinding whole meal flour. The mill itself is a Grade I listed three storey building constructed from wood; externally it is clad in white Suffolk boarding and has a Gambrel (two slopes on each side) roof.... More 

Thank WWTravellerKent
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

8 and 14 yr old entertained. A very well thought out museum with lots of interesting facts, interactive activities, history and character portrayals. Lovely friendly and informative guide. Recommended

Thank Helen F
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113 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Ultimately this is a very small museum. The story is great and the regeneration is first rate. But, this was quite expensive for what was only a 25minute excursion. Look online and read the history. Then save yourself a fiver and look at the pictures online.

Thank maximusbrambo
Louth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a must for anyone interest in the working of our mills. The Augustan Priors in 1170 using the tides to drive the water wheel. The mill fell into decline and ruin but an enterprising lady purchased this at an Auction in 1968 and restored it to its former glory as a working mill producing flour

Thank Brian L
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This rejuvenated flour mill is the only tidal mill now in working order in England. It has been well restored as a museum. Wheelchair users and those with mobility issues can enjoy the ground floor with pleasant water views inside and out, and there is a superior, clean disabled toilet. There are two flights of wooden stairs to the upper... More 

Thank Cathy H
Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

A really interesting place to visit with an amazing history which is explained over the three floors in photos and a working model. You can also try your skill at fitting a variety of cogs together so that they all turn together. Easier said than done!! But you can cheat by looking in the box which gives you the answer.... More 

Thank Sally M
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

If you come to this place you cannot park near , park in a near by car park and walk over the crossing , LOVLEY spot, great staff and very interesting , thank you cliff

Thank Cliff W

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