Bourne Mill

Bourne Mill

Things to see and do

The mysterious female face on the wall at Bourne Mill with her distinctive plaits but her eyes and nose have been chiseled beyond recognition

Enjoy the mill 

Enjoy your day with us: from feeding the ducks with our special food and bug-hunting, starting a working water wheel and trying out the pedal powered fulling stocks to tucking in to naughty scone with your picnic, there's plenty of fun in and around the water at the mill. Check out the events too.

Bourne Mill

What's on

Upcoming events

Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 25 Mar 2016
Come along and have fun finding the clues in our Easter Egg Hunt. Once you've found them all, claim your chocolate prize

National Mills Weekend

Sat 14 May 2016
Celebrate Bourne Mill's industrial heritage as we participate in National Mills Weekend

Heritage Open Days

Sat 10 Sep 2016
Free admission for Heritage Open Days
Bourne Mill


Archive image of Bourne Mill

Explore the past 

With a history dating back over 1,000 years, through the dissolution of the monasteries and peaceful pursuits of fishing and smelly industry of fulling and dusty milling, our special Mill has something to interest everyone.

Bourne Mill

Our work

male air cadets in their grey uniform drilling nails into the wooden frame of the fulling stocks

Our work at Bourne Mill 

Repairing the water wheel and maintaining the stonework are just two of our ongoing tasks. Find out more about the work we do to care for the mill.

Bourne Mill


A young girl writes carefully with a quill onto paper

Schemes of Lessons at Bourne Mill 

Bourne Mill is the perfect setting for school groups to cover many areas of the curriculum. We have started by focusing on KS2 but know that our site can cover all ages and aid teachers in reaching attainment targets.