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Impressive working 18th-century watermill

Follow this amazing survival story of a mill that was almost demolished, then saved by the local villagers and restored to working order to carry on the tradition of milling on this site for over 1,000 years.

Set in an idyllic village location on an island on the Great Ouse River, Houghton Mill has inspired artists and photographers for generations. Come and experience the sound and atmosphere of a traditional working mill, have a go at making flour or lose yourself in the tranquillity of the riverside setting.

What to look forward to...

Coming soon...

Colourful Cookies at Houghton Mill © The National Trust

  • Scone baking day: Have a go at making a delicious scone 4th October
  • Halloween at the Mill: Supper and a spooky lantern lit trail 24 & 25 October

Family time

Lots of family fun to be had at Houghton Mill © A. Montgomery

Houghton Mill has lots of great things for children. Find out how flour is made and have a go milling grain, follow our kids' trail or enjoy exploring the great outdoors where there's an abundance of wildlife to discover.

New for 2014

Come and see our new millstones © Houghton Mill

Come and see our new millstones and why not grab a bag of flour while you're here?

Even more milling

We'll be milling even more flour this year

Our new millstones mean that we can grind flour more often. We still mill every Sunday afternoon, plus we'll have extra milling days throughout the year too. Keep an eye on Twitter for details.

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