Having a go on the rotary quern stone © A. Montgomery

Having a go on the rotary quern stone

We welcome groups of all ages

At Houghton Mill we attract groups of all ages and interests from reception classes, cubs and brownies to adult learners.

For school groups we can tailor visits to match your curriculum.

Please contact Phil O'Donoghue.

Enjoy hands-on activities

  • Grind grain on the quern stone
  • Set the model water wheel in motion
  • Find the speaking tube and make it whistle
  • Sail a boat through the model lock
  • Hoist sacks of grain on the pulleys
  • Spot wildlife on the water from our lookout room and much more

Find some refreshment

Our riverside tea-room serves drinks, light snacks and ice creams.

Perfect picnic spots can be found along the river banks and in the water meadows.

There's room indoors for bags and eating packed lunches by arrangement.