Alton Watermill, Food Museum

Alton Watermill, Food Museum


This mill dates from the 17th century with 19th century modifications. The mill and mill house were moved to the museum in the 1970s. The mill has an internal overshot waterwheel, which drives three pairs of millstones on a hurst frame on the ground floor. It works for demonstration on some events days, producing animal feed. Cafe and gift shop.


Grid reference:

TM 045 581

Town/city: Stowmarket
OS sheet:


Postcode: IP14 1DE
Geocode: @0, 0 Open in Map

Entrance to the Museum is in the centre of Stowmarket, opposite ASDA, signposted from A14.


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Opening Times:

25th March to 29th October Tuesday-Saturday, & Bank Holiday Mondays 10.00-16.30, Sundays, 11.00-16.30. For further details see web site.