Opening times for 10 December 2023
Asset Opening time Watermill Closed Car Park 08:30 - 16:00 Tea-room 10:00 - 16:00MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
We are operating a pay and display system in our car park where car park charges will apply for non-members. The price for non-members is £3 for 3 hours only. Members park free but for 3 hours only. There is no parking for motorhomes or caravans at the Mill.
Riverside tea-room open daily serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and light meals.
Dogs are welcome to enjoy the many walks and meadows surrounding the mill. We ask that dogs are kept on a lead at all times. Assistance dogs only are allowed inside the mill and tea-room.
The toilets are open daily in the tea-room from 10am-4pm and from 11am-4pm in the mill when it's open from March to October.
The watermill is open between March and October. Guided tours of the mill are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets need to be booked in advance.
Mobility parking and accessible toilet. Accessible routes available. Ground floor of mill accessible.
Accessible toilets can be found in the tea-room and mill.
Access to visitor welcome space is level, doorway is quite low but warning signage is in place. The floor surface on the ground floor of the mill is partly stone flags and partly asphalt mastic style floor these are easily accessible.
Braille (guide or menu)
A braille guide to the mill is available on request.
The accessible entrance to the tea-room is at the rear of the building accessed by a wooden deck ramped surfaced with non-slip gripdeck.
There are 2 designated accessible parking spaces in the main car park.
There are chairs for visitors to use throughout the mill including some with arms and high backs.
It is possible to drop off visitors close to the mill, if the designated spaces are full.
The main exit has a level if slightly uneven floor. The floor covering is coir matting. The floors on the first and second stories of the mill are wooden and in places are uneven due to the historic nature of the building. The first and second floors of the mill aren’t easily accessible but there is a touch screen virtual tour located on the ground floor.
There is an induction loop at the counter in the tea-room and visitor reception.
There is one manual wheelchair available for loan in the mill.
Level access to food outlet
The main entrance to the tearoom is up two steps, the accessible entrance is at the rear of the building accessed by a wooden deck ramped surfaced with non-slip gripdeck. The open space and meadow area is generally accessed by grass paths on level ground.
signposted off A1123
Parking: Car parking £3.00 for 3 hours max stay. Members park for free (max stay 3 hours). There's currently no parking for coaches, motorhomes or caravans.
Sat Nav: PE28 2AZ
on the Ouse Valley Way
services Cambridge to Huntingdon (passing close Huntingdon train station)
Houghton Mill is open for guided tours Wednesday to Saturday. You’ll need to pre-book your tickets for the guided tours only. No booking is required Sunday. If you're planning a visit, read this article to find out everything you need to know.
Houghton Mill is a one pawprint rated place. Dogs are welcome to enjoy the many walks and meadows surrounding the mill. We ask that dogs are kept on a lead at all times. Assistance dogs only are allowed inside the mill and tea-room. Find out everything you need to know about visiting with a dog.
Working 18th-century watermill, with three floors of traditional machinery and milling demonstrations.
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Houghton Mill Tea-room
Riverside tea-room serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and light meals.
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