The mill

See the magnificent watermill in action and find out from our miller about this ancient craft.

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Explore the history of the mill using this interactive timeline

Our working watermill is made of 18th and 19th century wooden machinery which has been restored to full working order. It is in regular use to grind organic wheat for a local bakery and for retail sale.

On milling days, visitors can explore the mill, see the magnificent watermill in action and find out about this ancient craft from our friendly millers.


Milling Times:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday afternoons during museum opening hours.* 

*Milling hours are subject to demand for flour, weather conditions or necessary repairs.

Please note the miller takes a lunch break in the middle of each day.

Thoughts from the miller:

"Early visitors to the mill may be fortunate enough to see a winter delight. With night time temperatures falling well below zero, the water in our leat freezes over. As the mill begins the days milling, the sheet breaks up leaving an ice shelf attached to the timbers that form one side of the leat."

Richard Deacon
Head Miller