Bourne Mill

Important notice -

After being open for Easter, Bourne Mill will reopen in June and we look forward to seeing you then. Check back here for updates on opening dates and booking information.

Picturesque watermill with working waterwheel.

Bourne Mill

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting

Bourne Mill will reopen in June. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. You will need to book your visit in advance. You may be turned away if you arrive without a booking.

Upcoming events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.

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Things to see and do

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Unpick the history of Bourne Mill

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Our work

The Felt creations from the Essex Cultural Diversity Project at Bourne Mill

Essex Cultural Diversity Project 

We are delighted to be working in partnership with local artists Nicola Burrell and Lisa Temple-Cox on a commission for Bourne Mill. They are working with local communities, visitors and volunteers to create work which reflects Bourne Mill and the surrounding Bourne Valley. The project is entitled Bourne Narratives. It will be working with diverse communities in Colchester to create a large felt-based map, to explore Bourne Mill, geographically and culturally, and highlight the beauty and ecological diversity of the site.

View of Bourne Mill showing the lucum

Our work at Bourne Mill 

Repairing the water wheel and maintaining the stonework are just two of our ongoing tasks. Find out more about the work we do to care for the mill.

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A young girl writes carefully with a quill onto paper

Schemes of Lessons at Bourne Mill 

Bourne Mill is the perfect setting for school groups to cover many areas of the curriculum. We have started by focusing on KS2 but know that our site can cover all ages and aid teachers in reaching attainment targets.

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