Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum joins Heritage Compass

Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum has joined Heritage Compass – a Business Support Programme funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Working with Creative United and the Arts Marketing Association this new programme has been designed to grow resilience and invigorate the heritage sector across England.

Heritage Compass works with 150 small and medium heritage organisations from across the country. The programme is designed to allow a wide range of these organisations to build their resilience through working together, as well as developing their individual strategies. Organisations gain tailored training, mentoring and peer learning so that they may develop strategies and progress as part of a dynamic new cohort of Heritage organisations.

John Carrington, Chair of the Trustees of Woodbridge Tide Mill Charitable Trust, said: “Woodbridge Tide Mill is delighted to be part of the Heritage Compass Business Support Programme. The current Grade I listed Mill was built in 1793 but there has been a mill on the River Deben overlooking Sutton Hoo since before 1170.

During the pandemic our team of volunteers has been developing a programme to build on the Mill’s digital resources to improve the visitor experience at the Mill for all visitors both in person and via the internet. The Heritage Compass Programme will significantly help to equip us to carry out our plans”.

The Tide Mill website is at https://woodbridgetidemill.org.uk/ To become a Friend of Woodbridge Tide Mill go to https://woodbridgetidemill.org.uk/be-a-friend/