Sturminster Newton Mill is still in good working order, the present mill dates from the mid16th century with considerable mechanical renovation in the early 20th century, although there has been a mill on this site for over 1000 years.
From the first shudder as the Mill's water turbine slowly begin to turn bringing this magnificent building to life you are transported back in time when the mill was a noisy, workplace, reverberating with the slapping of drive belts, the rumbling millstones and the clattering pinions and hammer mills. As the grain is fed down into the millstones from the upper story and the resulting flour is collected into the sacks a cloud pervades every corner of the building eventually covering everyone and everything in a fine layer of dust. Such was the day to day conditions experienced by the miller and his family as they worked to turn the yield of the farmer's fields into the necessity of life for the local community.
Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Thursday from Easter to the end of September. 11am to 5pm each day.
School trips welcomed.
|Toilets for Wheelchair Users|
|Wheelchair Accessability||Ground floor only|
|Facilities for the Blind / Visually Impaired|