Woodbridge Riverside Trust The longshed

A thriving community space at the heart of the Woodbridge waterfront

Events

The Longshed hosts an impressive range of events throughout the year.

Projects

We run a range of projects which provide valuable opportunities for students and volunteers of all ages to engage with maritime heritage.

About Us

The Longshed has been leased on a long-term basis to WRT by Woodbridge Town Council, and is the focal point of the Trust’s activities.

Welcome to the Longshed

Sae Wylfing Maritime Heritage Centre Skiff Building

The Longshed is a multi-purpose community resource in East Suffolk celebrating our outstanding maritime heritage and riverside environment. The Longshed is home to an exciting range of events and long-term projects, from boat-building and tapestry-making to festivals, exhibitions and performances. This vibrant waterside space enables people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to engage with local history and traditions, develop new practical skills, and shape our waterfront future.

We are normally open to visitors from 11.00-13.00 each Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, On Saturdays and Sundays we are open from 10.00am till 3.00pm throughout the year.

 The Anglo-Saxon ship reconstruction in the Longshed is a unique project set up by our sister charity the Sutton Hoo Ship’s Company.

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Woodbridge Riverside Trust

Our Team

Bryan Knibbs

Chairman and Trustee / Director

Pat Clark

Officer /Associate

Mike Sutton

Trustee / Director

Malcolm Hodd

Trustee / Director

Samantha Simpson

Trustee / Director

Nancy Clay

Trustee / Director

Bradley Higgs

Treasurer/Trustee

Clare Perkins

Events Administrator

News

From our blog

The John Gibbins Gallery Improvements Plan

At present the mezzanine Gallery, which is situated in The Longshed, is open to heat loss, and to dust and noise from ground floor activities. The aim of the Improvements Plan is to develop the Gallery into a facility that will be comfortable for use all year round, which will greatly add to the range…

Defibrillator

To provide life saving facilities on Whisstocks Place Woodbridge Riverside Trust have installed a Defibrillator at the river end of the Longshed. Funding for the unit was provided by the Seckford Foundation and East Suffolk District Council

Our supporters

Skiff Building

One of the first projects in the Longshed workshop was a 6-month community skiff-building project (running alongside but separate from the project to reconstruct the full-size replica of the Sutton Ship). The first skiff “Whisstock” was launched in May 2019. A team of local volunteers is now building a second skiff – which will be called “Whisper”..

Get in touch

Location

The Longshed, Tidemill Way, Woodbridge, IP12 1FP

Contact Us

Phone : 01394 610983

Email : woodbridgeriversidetrust@gmail.com

Our Hours

TUES, WEDS, FRI: 11:00 – 13:00

SAT, SUN: 11:00 – 13:00