National Mills Weekend

''We are hoping that National Mills Weekend 2022 will once more have all mills opening their doors and owners and volunteers will be able to share their enthusiasm for these buildings.''
Mildred Cookson SPAB Mills Section Chairman 


National Mills Weekend 2022

The National Mills Weekend took place on 7th & 8th May. To search for mills across the country see here, please check opening days and times before visiting.

We will focus this year on ‘New Life for Old Mills’ to celebrate the repair of wind and watermills which allows those important historical buildings to survive for future generations to come. The SPAB and the SPAB Mills Section have embarked on repairing Kibworth Harcourt Mill, which dates back to 1711, since August 2021. More information about the Kibworth Harcourt Mill repair project can be found here 

The National Mills Weekend takes place at wind and watermills across the UK and online on YouTube and SPAB Mills Section social media channels and #NationalMillsWeekend. Martyn Taylor has made another film featuring wind and watermills across the country especially for the National Mills Weekend 2022, to watch the film see here

For more information on how to take part in the National Mills Weekend find an information and support pack here and a poster that can be customized and displayed in your mill here.

A press release for the NMW 2022 can be found here

To find out more about SPAB and SPAB Mills Section Membership types and fees see here

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.

The next National Mills Weekend will take place on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May 2023.

Visit a mill

We are advising contacting any mills you are planing to visit during the National Mills Weekend, prior to the visit to ensure that they will be open. 


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.