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.


The museum shop has a wide range of souvenirs, books and postcards reflecting the local area. There are also a large number of pamphlets on the history of the town and its inhabitants.

Opening Times

Normal Opening Times

Summer, 1st April to 31st October:
10:30 - 16:30, every day.

Winter, 1st November to 31st March:
10:30 - 15:30, Saturday & Sunday.

Usually open every day during school holidays.

One way system and other COVID safety precautions in place.




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

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

Friends of Woodbridge Museum

The Friends of Woodbridge Museum has its own website. Click here to view this site
The Friends of Woodbridge Museum run talks, available for members and non-members. Click here to view the current programme.

Contact Details

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