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Notice: Visitor Notice - From Monday 30th March – Thursday 2nd April we will be undertaking essential work to replace the staircase used to access the lower Mill floor. During this period visitor access to this part of the property will be restricted and at times not possible. Entry to the Mill during this period will be free to non N.T members. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Working watermill in the heart of Winchester

The City Mill is a rare surviving example of an urban working corn mill, powered by the fast-flowing River Itchen, which can be seen passing under the mill, thrilling our visitors.

Rebuilt in 1743 on a medieval mill site, it remained in use until the early 20th century. The National Trust recently undertook an ambitious restoration project, and the mill resumed grinding flour in March 2004.

With hands-on activities for families and audio-visual displays about milling and the rich wildlife in the area, the City Mill is a lively and informative place for all ages to enjoy.

Get a taste of the mill

This video gives you a taste of what your visit to the mill could be like.

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Events and activities throughout the year

Don’t miss our regular events such as weekly flour milling demos, seasonal themed baking demos and much more.

Turner watercolour discovered

We're very excited to have discovered a new watercolour of the mill painted by JMW Turner in 1795.

Try our audio tours of the mill

We've created audio tours for you to find out more about the mill, either at home before you visit or while you're here.