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
IP12 1FP

Opening times

The Longshed doors are officially open every day 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 22 May 2023

Monday 22 May  – 10 am – 4 pm
Tuesday 23 May –  10.00 – 2 pm
Wednesday 24 May – 10 am – 1 pm
Thursday 25 May – 10 am – 3 pm
Friday 26 May – 10 am – 1 pm
Saturday 27 May – First day of the Saxon Festival
Sunday 28 May – 12 pm – 3 pm


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


We will be cleaving trees at the National Trust, Sutton Hoo site on the 27 and 28 of July This is within the visitor centre grounds and will require the usual entrance fees to be paid to the National Trust.

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
IP12 4AU

Oak Lane Car Park
IP12 1AA

Lime Kiln Quay Road
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