Chronological displays trace the evolution of Woodbridge from an Anglo Saxon settlement, to a medieval market town, port and ship building centre and then a garrison town during the Napoleonic wars.
By 1801 the town was the fourth largest in Suffolk but the arrival of the railway in 1859 took away much of the maritime trade.
The town expanded in the 1960s when it became the perfect place to live for people whose employers were relocating from London to the Ipswich area but its medieval heart remains intact.
Thomas Seckford, the Tudor lawyer who was the father of British cartography, and Edward FitzGerald, the translator of the Rubáiyat of Omar Khayyám.
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5a Market Hill
Tel: 01394 380502