Flour milling demonstrations in the watermill

Meet the millers and see the watermill in action with live demonstrations from the Acorn Bank Watermill Trust every weekend.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The watermill is up and running on Saturdays and Sundays (and Bank Holiday Mondays) until 30 October. Watch as the millers grind wheat into wholemeal flour, finding out more about the process as it happens. Bags of the flour are also for sale should you wish to take some home with you.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Acorn Bank

Prices

Garden & estate
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £9.00
Child N/A £4.50
Family N/A £22.50
One adult, two children N/A £13.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Free entry for National Trust members.

The basics

Suitability
Children are most welcome.
Meeting point
Please visit the Shepherd's Hut first to buy your ticket. The watermill is located in the woodlands, the Welcome Team can direct you.
What to bring and wear
The watermill is in the woodlands so the walk down may be muddy following rain, please wear sensible footwear.
Accessibility
There are steps down to the watermill. Access to the interpretation room is level.

Contact Info

Name
Acorn Bank
Email
acornbank@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 017683 61893

Upcoming events

Garden plant and produce sale

Sat 28 May 2022
10:30-16:30
If you feel inspired by the your visit to Acorn Bank, take home a piece of the garden to plant at home.

Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Acorn Bank

Sat 28 May 2022
10:30-17:00
Hunt for royal crowns in the woodlands and find seven special trees in the garden and estate on this family friendly trail. You'll test your nature knowledge along the way.

Flour milling demonstrations in the watermill

Sat 28 May 2022
11:00-15:00
Meet the millers and see the watermill in action with live demonstrations from the Acorn Bank Watermill Trust every weekend.

Industrial heritage tours

Fri 03 Jun 2022
14:00-15:00
Join an expert volunteer from our friends at the Acorn Bank Watermill Trust for a free guided walk through the wider woodland and estate, where you'll learn more about Acorn Bank's industrial past.

Vintage book sale

Sat 04 Jun 2022
10:30-17:00
Pop into our second-hand bookshop where, for one weekend only, there'll be a selection of rare and vintage books for sale. Free entry for National Trust and NT for Scotland members.

Apple tree and apple harvest sales

Sat 03 Sep 2022
10:30-16:00
Take home a baby apple tree, grafted from Acorn Bank's extensive traditional collection and ready to plant in your own garden.