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Notice: Visitor Notice - From 10th – 26th September Winchester City Mill will be undergoing major structural repair work. During this period the island garden will be closed to visitors and we will not be holding milling demonstrations on Wednesday 10th Sept and Wednesday 17th Sept. The City Mill museum and Shop remains open to visitors as usual during this period. 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.