National Mills Weekend

“A fantastic opportunity for everyone to get inside their local windmill or watermill and explore their local industrial history. For mill owners it is also a chance to share our enthusiasm for these buildings and for traditional flour milling.” 
- Jonathan Cook, former Chairman of the SPAB Mills Section, owner of Fosters Mill in Cambridgeshire


National Mills Weekend 2020 online:

Due to the coronavirus outbreak we had to cancel the National Mills Weekend 2020, so we decided to take it online. We are showing a documentary by Martyn Taylor on youtube, especially made for the National Mills Weekend. To watch Martyn Taylor's documentary please click here.

Please also join us this weekend on social media and tag us in your mill photos (old and new) on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Use the hashtags #NationalMillsWeekend and #MillsPastAndPresent. You can also enjoy a takeover on our Instagram stories from a trainee millwright.

National Mills Weekend takes place across the UK every May, more than 300 windmills and watermills would be usually open to the public to celebrate our milling heritage.

Visit a mill

We are advising Mills not to open during the National Mills Weekend, due to the coronavirus outbreak. 


Find mills that are open to visitors and see which are participating in National Mills Weekend. Be sure to tick the 'Open for National Mills Weekend?' box before clicking on Search.


Visit a mill

Are you a mill Owner?

Would you be interested in opening your mill for National Mills Weekend? Taking part is a great way to engage with the local community, and can help to raise funds for repairs or a local charity.


Learn more

If you are a member of the press interested in more information about National Mills Weekend please see our press release.