Things to see & do

A hidden gem in the heart of Colchester

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What's on at the Mill

We offer a range of events including costumed re-enactment, talks on local history, drama and craft workshops. Check out our events and come along.

Bugs and Beetles

Many a creature calls the mill home, with beetles in our new bug hotel, bats in the walls and trees, and larger furry friends being caught on our new trail camera.

Pond dipping

Why not borrow our pond dipping equipment and have hours of fun discovering what lives in our pond? See if you can catch a water scorpion or dragonfly nymph - the T-Rex of the pond world!

An explosion of colour in a Physic Garden © Andrew Butler

An explosion of colour in a Physic Garden

Creating a Tudor Physic Garden

We are creating a Tudor Physic Garden at Bourne Mill.  We'd love to fill our lovely garden with donations of plants, cuttings and seeds. 

Click on the link below to find our wish list of  plants - all donations gratefully received at the Mill.  If you can bring us a plant or two, we will offer a lovely cup of tea at the mill as a thank you.