Visiting Wellbrook: What you need to know

Wellbrook Talks

Wellbrook Beetling Mill is ready to share its historical wonders once again. Visitors can now book a guided talk, led by Sebastien Graham, Mills of Northern Ireland, every Sunday from 4 July to 8 August.

The surrounding paths are open every day for walks. Pack a picnic for your busy day of exploring along the Ballinderry River.

Things may seem a little different as we have measures in place to enable us to open safely. In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit.


Explore Northern Ireland's last working water-powered linen beetling mill

Wellbrook Beetling Mill is reopening every Sunday from 4 July to 8 August for guided talks at 2pm and 3.30pm. To ensure the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers, we've reduced the number of people we can welcome at one time so do book your place in advance. We will be unable to admit any visitors without a pre-booked ticket.

Book ahead to secure your visit

Pre-booking is required for entrance to the Mill for the guided talks. Online booking opens every Friday for new bookings for the following week. Booking closes at 3pm the day before your visit. Please arrive in good time for your booking slot to enable us to begin as scheduled at 2pm and 3.30pm..

You can visit the What's On section of the Wellbrook Beetling Mill website to book after reading this article or Book now


Changing your booking

If your plans change and you can’t make your timeslot, you can easily change or cancel your booking. We really appreciate you doing this as soon as possible so the tickets can be made available for other visitors. 

If you’re a member, the option to cancel or change your booking can be found in your confirmation email by selecting ‘view and manage your order online' underneath your order summary. 

For non-members, please ring us on 0344 249 1895 to discuss changing your booking.

Before setting out

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.

You can cancel your visit in advance by telephoning the box office on 0344 249 1895 The centre is open 9am - 5.30pm from Monday to Friday and 9am - 4pm on weekends and bank holidays. Unfortunately we cannot cancel bookings at the property. 

In line with government guidance, you will be required to wear a facemask in indoor areas. Please bring one with you.



Bring your ticket with you. You can print it out in advance or display it on your phone or device on arrival. Your booking offers access at the time shown on your ticket. Arriving on time allows us to provide you and everyone with the safest possible experience. Sebastien will greet you and answer any questions. 

What's open?

The main car park with picnic tables. The Mill is open only to those holding valid tickets for the talks.

A unisex toilet which include sinks for hand washing is located at the side of the Mill and will be accessible on the Sundays from 2pm-5pm

What's different?

Sadly, we’re not able to open everything at once. There are no catering facilities on site, but picnics are welcome. Picnic tables are available in the car park. Please help us spend less on wastage removal by taking your litter home with you. 

Staying safe

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit.  

Children must be supervised at all times.

Dogs are welcome, but please keep them on a lead at all times to protect the resident wildlife along the river. 

Above all, enjoy your visit!

We are delighted to welcome you back. We are so thankful for your support as we work through these unprecedented times and gradual transition. Your support continues to care for this special place, for everyone, for ever. 

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Reopening and coronavirus FAQs 

Find answers to the most commonly asked questions about visiting and using the booking system.

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Follow the Countryside Code 

With more people than ever enjoying our coast and countryside places, we’re asking for your help in looking after them during your visit. Please help us protect wildlife and landscapes by following the Countryside Code, which includes taking any litter home with you and not lighting a barbecue or campfire.