National Mills Weekend


UK National Mills Weekend 13th - 14th May 2017

During National Mills Weekend, a large number of the UK's remaining windmills and watermills are open to the public. This is coordinated by the SPAB Mills Section, with lots of local help! Individual mills may be open on either of the days of the weekend, or indeed on both, as circumstances allow.

The 2017 weekend theme is Engineers and Engineering, which is a way of celebrating the engineers and millwrights who built mills and their machinery. In addition, some mills are expected to tie the weekend in with the Real Bread Week.

There is extensive info available on the dedicated National Mills Weekend site. There you can find details of mills which will be open, including times and often contact info, plus in a number of cases the necessary postcode to get your sat nav to direct you to the mill.


Some previous years

[2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998 (photos), Earlier years]

Other countries

There are similar celebrations of mills in other European countries.

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