What to expect from your visit to Houghton Mill

Autumn walks

From long walks along the river to popping into our tea room for a takeaway treat, here is all the information you need to get the best out of your visit - whatever the weather.

Parking and when you arrive 


There is no need to book a car parking space at Houghton Mill in advance. Our car park is free for members or £3 for non-members. You can stay for up to two hours and the car park will be open from 08.30 until 16.00 when the gate will be locked.

Staying safe 

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. And look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site. 

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit. 

Facilities and Tearoom

Check out our opening times to find out when our tea room is open. We're currently offering a takeaway menu.  

Enjoy the countryside around us

The riverside at Houghton Mill is currently closed but there are footpaths along the mill pond into the meadows beyond. However, you can still launch your own canoe onto the mill pond from the riverside opposite the historic mill.  

We have a grassy open area (previously our overflow car park) which is perfect for picnics and relaxing with your family or friends. Please remember to follow social distancing guidelines and take your rubbish home with you. 

Upcoming events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.