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Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s easy to visit Woodbridge Riverside Trust and The Sutton Hoo Ship’s Company at their shared home The Longshed car-free.

Trains run to Woodbridge from: Ipswich (15 mins), Lowestoft (70 mins), Beccles (55 mins) and Saxmundham (20 mins).

Change at Ipswich from: London Liverpool Street (80 mins), London Stratford (75 mins), Norwich (40 mins) or Peterborough (95 mins).

Buses run from: Ipswich (35 mins), Aldeburgh (65 mins), Felixstowe (45 mins), Leiston (50 mins) and Saxmundham (35 mins).

Check out our recommended route (below) and then use our journey planner (above) for door-to-door train, bus and walking routes.

For money-saving tips see our handy guides to trains and buses or travel in Suffolk.

Find the cheapest bus tickets within the Ipswich & South Suffolk Zone.

Greater Anglia Rail has a range of train ticket discounts and offers at events and attractions.

Scenic Ipswich to Lowestoft train line via Woodbridge has an audio tour.

Scenic bus 64 runs to Melton and Woodbridge from Ipswich and Aldeburgh.

Cycle path National Route 1 goes from Ipswich almost right up to The Longshed. Plan your cycle route here.

Find out more about active travel in Woodbridge or cycling in Woodbridge. Find out more about cycling in the National Landscape.

Walk the Fynn Valley from Westerfield train station (edge of Ipswich) to Woodbridge (4-5 hrs). Find out more about walking in the National Landscape and other points of interest.

Taxis should be booked ahead, for example, with: M&R 0800 169 4269.

Find accessibility information for transport.

Discover more offers and days out in Suffolk Good Journey County.

About The Longshed

Woodbridge Riverside Trust is a charitable trust which was established in 2003. We’re the tenants of the Longshed in Whisstock’s Place, Woodbridge. We’re a community-focussed organisation, providing opportunities for involvement in creative projects and for learning new skills.

We have a large Gallery on the mezzanine floor which is used for talks, children’s activities and exhibitions. The Gallery currently houses an exhibition of an amazing project called The King’s River Tapestry. Twenty panels of incredible stitchwork, all created by local people, tell the story of the Sutton Hoo ship. The ship build can be viewed from above from the Gallery. There will eventually be 30 or more panels.

The ground floor of the Longshed houses the work of the Sutton Hoo Ship’s Company who are building a full-size replica of the Sutton Hoo Ship, using traditional materials and tools. The progress of the build can be viewed from the gallery above.

The Trust is custodian of Sae Wylfing, a half-length replica of the Sutton Hoo ship built around 30 years ago which is moored on the river in front of the Longshed.

The Woodbridge Riverside Trust shop, selling mostly maritime-related artefacts, gifts and postcards, can be found on the ground floor.
There is a lift and a fully accessible toilet.

Whisstock’s Place is a vibrant riverside area with the Museum, the iconic Tide Mill and a variety of cafes and restaurants within a few metres of the Longhshed.

Open daily. Winter opening hours: 11 – 3; Summer opening hours 11 -5 (11 -4 on Sundays). Free entry, apart from some ticketed events.

For any queries about visiting contact The Longshed on Trust: 01394 610983 | Ship: 07899 778995 or |

Address: The Longshed, Tide Mill Way, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1FP. Visit Website