We want to share the project with as many people as possible, so you are welcome to visit the Longshed on general work days where you can have a quick look at what is going on whilst enjoying a walk along the Woodbridge waterfront or you can come to one of the many organised open days where we will be sharing and displaying the skills used by the Saxons to build such an impressive ship.

Full Address
The Longshed
Tide Mill Way
Woodbridge
Suffolk
IP12 1FP

Opening times

The Longshed doors are officially open every day except Friday between 11 am and 3 pm.

To ensure that we have a Crew Mate available to talk to you about the project please aim for the following times: (updated at the Weekend for the following week)

Crew Mates are available during the week commencing 21 November 2022

Monday 21 Nov – 11 am – 2 pm
Tuesday 22 Nov – 11 am – 4 pm
Wednesday 23 Nov – 11 am – 1 pm
Thursday 24 Nov – 12 pm – 2 pm
Friday 25 Nov – 11 am – 3 pm

Open Day – Sunday 4 December

On Sunday 4 December Woodbridge celebrates Christmas with its annual Street Fair. As part of the celebration, we will open up to the public so you can see us working on the ship.  At 12 pm we will explain how our axes were made and then demonstrate how they are used and at 2 pm we will be demonstrating how to make a trenail and what they are used for.

12 pm – Axe explanation and demonstration
2 pm – Trenail explanation and demonstration

Tours

For a guaranteed private tour (£25 for 1-6 people lasting 30-40 minutes) and organised talks email events@saxonship.org

Getting to the Longshed

By Car
Woodbridge stands on the A12, the road that links London and Lowestoft. From either direction follow signs to Woodbridge and take any entrance into the town locating one of the car park postcodes below.

By Rail
The East Suffolk Line runs between Ipswich and Lowestoft in Suffolk. The Woodbridge railway Station is a 5-minute walk from The Longshed. Trains run regularly throughout the week with a reduced service at the weekend. For train times please visit www.thetrainline.com or any other train ticket provider.

By Bus
The nearest bus stop to The Longshed is The Turban, Hamblin Road, Woodbridge. Use this route planner to find out how to get to Woodbridge by bus. It is a 5-10 minute walk from The Turban Centre to the Longshed

Car parking  – The Longshed does not have onsite parking. The nearest car parks can be found at the following locations and are app 5-10 minutes

Woodbridge Station Car Park
Station Road
Woodbridge
Suffolk
IP12 4AU

Oak Lane Car Park
Suffolk
Woodbridge
Suffolk
IP12 1AA

Lime Kiln Quay Road
Suffolk
Woodbridge
IP12 1BB

Group visits

If you are a group of ten or more people and would like to arrange a visit please email events@saxonship.org

School Visits

If you are a teacher who would like to organise a school visit, please email events@saxonship.org