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Woodbridge Riverside Trust

Woodbridge Riverside Trust is a charitable organisation which facilitates community activities. 

The Trust holds the tenancy of the Longshed, in Whisstocks Place, by the River Deben. The Longshed comprises a large ground floor and an upper mezzanine floor - the John Gibbins Gallery. The Trust is host to the major replica ship-building project being undertaken on the ground floor by the Sutton Hoo Ship's Comapany (www.saxonship.org).

Two of the Trust's key objectives are:

1. To create opportunities for community engagement and enjoyment through participation in creative projects and the learning of new skills.

2. To encourage a wide range of exhibitors and speakers covering subjects designed to suit all ages and interests.

Some examples of the Trust's work:

1. Practical skills workshops for young people.

2. The King's River tapestry - a beautiful exhibition of creative textile panels telling the story of the Sutton Hoo burial ship. These are on permanent display in the John Gibbins Gallery.

3. Follow the Ship - an innovative educational programme for schools covering important elements in the school curriculum. Students learn about Anglo-Saxon life and the replica ship under construction.

4. Sae Wylfing, a beautiful, half-size replica of the Sutton Hoo ship, is on long-term loan to the Riverside Trust and is normally either on the quay or travelling round to exhibitions.

5. The Trust's shop on the ground floor has an extensive range of gifts and artefacts for sale at a reasonable price.

The Longshed is open most days between 11am and 3pm. For more information, please go to: https://www.woodbridgeriversidetrust.org.

The John Gibbins Gallery is available for hire. As well as providing a bird's-eye view of the replica ship build, the gallery is the ideal venue for talks, private meetings, art and craft displays, as well as for social gatherings. It can seat up to 70 people and is available for daytime hire. For booking enquiries please go to: bookings@woodbridgeriversidetrust.org

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Woodbridge Riverside Trust
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11am - 3pm
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