A traditional working mill
Whether you're an engineering geek, a history boffin, or you just like to know where your food comes from, a visit to Houghton Mill won't disappoint you.
Explore the mill to see the original cogs and workings, or ask one of our volunteers about the mill's heritage, its waterwheel and machinery. See how we continue to bring this amazing building to life with the introduction of some newly installed hydro-powered French Burr millstones.
Get stuck in
Have a go at grinding wheat on two different hand querns. You can hoist mini sacks of grain and get the water wheels moving to create energy on the mini mill and lock models.
Whatever your age, there's lots to see and do inside Houghton Mill.
Discover all about the site's one-thousand-year history through our permanent exhibition, interactive virtual tours and by talking to our knowledgeable and friendly volunteers. Learn about the monks at Ramsey Abbey and Potto Brown and his seven wives or recall the mill's Youth Hostel Association (YHA) days.