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National Mills Weekend 2014

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May 2014

Welcome to the National Mills website.  

CLICK HERE to search for Windmills and Watermills you can visit in your area now, or later, over the 2014 National Mills Weekend!

National Mills Weekend is the annual festival of our milling heritage and provides you with a fantastic opportunity to visit mills, many of which are not usually open to the public.

In 2014 it will take place on the 10th and 11th May and we hope even more mills than in previous years will open their
doors and welcome visitors. Until the advent of the steam engine, wind and watermills provided the only source of power for many different processes - from making flour, paper, cloth to hammering metal and extracting oils. You
can explore mills that produced, or still produce these products, some restored to working order, some derelict, some still working commercially.

Mills in Art
This year we are celebrating Mills in Art, and we want to see your artworks! To enter our competition, all you need to do is to send us your windmill or watermill inspired artwork, in any medium, by 31 May 2014.
There are two categories: Adult, and Under 16. Winning entries will receive two years' free individual membership of the SPAB Mills Section* (worth 70), or of the Young Millers for under-16s, and free copies of Martin Watts's books on Windmills and Watermills published by Shire Books.

Download and complete the entry form and return with your artwork by post or email by 31 May 2014.
By post:
        Mills Section, SPAB, 37 Spital Square, London, E1 6DY
By email  (including scans or photographs of physical artworks):
* For existing members of the Mills Section an alternative prize will be available of two free places at a Mills Section meeting.

Search for mills open in your area:
To find the mills open in your area, search for your county in our Windmills and Watermills pages. Given the number of mills open, we have divided the mills by their type - Windmills or Watermills. 

We are grateful to the mill owners for opening their mills to the public and for providing us with information on their opening hours.

The SPAB Mills Section, who organises this annual event, is not responsible for the content of external websites. We try to ensure that all information provided is correct, but we are reliant on mill owners to keep us updated of changes to their opening dates and hours.