Whisstock's Place
Tide Mill Way
Woodbridge IP12 1FP

Whisstock's Place
Tide Mill Way
Woodbridge IP12 1FP


All-new displays tell the story of Woodbridge and its surrounding area by focusing on the lives of a selection of local people, from Tudor times to the present-day. Some, like Thomas Seckford and the Lockwoods, have left us a legacy that includes some of the town’s most iconic buildings. The artist Thomas Churchyard and the surveyor Isaac Johnson have drawn and painted and measured the landscapes of two centuries ago and they too have left their record.

A soldier from the Napoleonic barracks, a child witnessing a Zeppelin raid in WWI and a garage-owner organising air-raid patrols in WW2, all tell their stories, as do the river pilots, the ferrymen and the boat-builders. Not to be forgotten, press reports from 1939 tell the now world-famous story of the dig at Edith Pretty’s Sutton Hoo estate, just across the river from Woodbridge.

Find the special corner in the museum designed with children in mind.


The museum shop has a wide range of souvenirs, books and postcards reflecting the local area.

Opening Times

Winter, 1st November to 1st April:
10:30 - 15:30, Saturday & Sunday.

Summer, 2nd April to 31st October:
10:30 - 16:30, every day.

Often open every day during school holidays.

On rare occasions we are unable to open the museum at the times shown because of a lack of stewards, or because of extreme heat conditions. Our sincere apologies if this has affected you.



But we rely significantly on donations to keep the museum open.


Disabled Access: The museum is fully accessible for wheelchair users.

One way system in place.

Parking: The nearest car park is at the station, 5 minutes walk away.

We welcome group visits from schools and interest groups. Find out how to organise group visits.

Our Supporters

The Woodbridge Museum is supported by a number of organisations. Find out about our supporters.

Contact Details

Woodbridge Museum, Whisstock's Place, Tide Mill Way, Woodbridge, IP12 1FP
Tel: 01394 380502
Email: [email protected]


Woodbridge Museum is pleased to be supported by:

The Friends of Woodbridge Museum

Woodbridge Town Council

East Suffolk Council

Association of Independent Museums, Pilgrim Trust

The Arts Society, Woodbridge

The Scarfe Charitable Trust