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National Mills Weekend 2015

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May 2015

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 2015 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 2015 it will take place on the 9th and 10th 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
In 2014 we celebrated Mills in Art. This was such a success that we are using it again as the theme for 2015.  For further information, see Information for Mill owners,  under General Information.
Budding artists of any age can also enter our Mills in Art Competition. Pick your category (fine art, photography, or under-16) and send your mill-inspired artwork to us by 24 May with a completed entry form to win prizes including the chance to have your artwork featured on greeting cards.
Competition details Mills in Art competition 2015
Entry form Mills in Art entry form 2015

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.