National Mills Weekend

UK National Mills Weekend 14th - 15th May 2016

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 theme for the 2016 weekend is Vintage Power, which mills will no doubt interpret in various ways, but look out for traction engines and stationary engines appearing alongside the wind and water powered mills.

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.

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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