Welcome to the Woodbridge Riverside Trust

A thriving community space at the heart of the Woodbridge waterfront

The Longshed

The Longshed is a multi-purpose community resource celebrating our outstanding maritime heritage and riverside environment.

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Read about what has been happening at the Woodbridge Riverside Trust Longshed.


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

The Long Shed

The Long Shed - Maritime Heritage Centre and 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.




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


Clare Perkins

Events Administrator


From our blog

Cake Sale Fundraiser

Come along to see the amazing work being created like the images above The cake sale is an event to raise funds to provide frames for the amazing tapestry panels showing the timeline of the Sutton Hoo Ship, the River Deben,Woodbridge’s early years and the construction and river trials of the replica ship being built…

Hoorah We are opening again

After 18 or more months of being closed to the public due to the covid pandemic The Longshed is reopening. From 21st August we will open our doors initially at on Saturdays and Sundays and Bank Holidays from 11am till 1.00pm. Come along to see what has been happening during the lockdown. We have transformed…

Suffolk Craft Society Exhibition

The Longshed is open for business albeit under Covid restrictions The Suffolk Craft Society having just finished an exhibition at the Pond Gallery in Snape Maltings are opening again, this time in The John Gibbins Gallery at The Longshed. Woodbridge Riverside Trust are delighted to host this wonderful exhibition for the Society. The exhibition will…

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


The Longshed, Tidemill Way, Woodbridge, IP12 1FP

Contact Us

Phone : 01394 610983

Email : info@woodbridgeriversidetrust.org

Our Hours

TUES, WEDS, FRI: 11:00 – 13:00

SAT, SUN: 11:00 – 13:00