Visiting Winchester City Mill: What You Need to Know

Flour being packaged at Winchester City Mill

We recommend reading this article before your visit to get the most out of your visit. We look forward to welcoming you to Winchester City Mill soon!

What to expect when you arrive

Winchester City Mill is free entry for everyone though we really appreciate donations which fund conservation projects at the Mill. 

Once inside, you will be greeted by a Visitor Welcome team member on the front desk. If you are a National Trust member we would love to scan your membership card, so please have this ready. Our Visitor Welcome Team members are on hand to answer any questions and you can also purchase membership here.

Feel free to browse our second-hand bookshop. Books are donated by members of the public and every purchase helps raise essential funds for the upkeep of the mill. Books can be paid for at the front desk.

Once in the mill space itself, you can go through to the café or take a look at our exhibition space, where a room guide will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the mill.

On certain days, you will be able to see our volunteer millers milling and bagging flour onsite. We sell our flour in the second hand bookshop which is availble for visitors to purchase. 

Please note, due to being a food production site, we do not allow dogs in the mill space or café, with the acceptance of assistance dogs. Dogs are allowed in the bookshop on a short lead.


Our onsite café is open with a range of hot and cold freshly made food. We have a number of indoor tables or you can opt for takeaway. 

You are welcome to take food and drink outside to enjoy in our mill garden, please note however that seating is very limited and there is no cover on wet and windy days. Food and drink is not permitted in the exhibition space.

The nearest parking to the mill is Chesil multi-story car park, 500m from visitor reception. Or via Park and Ride, St Catherine’s to Winchester from M3, exit 10.

There are no cloakroom/storage facilities on site. Please leave any large bags or luggage in your vehicle.


For a full accessibility statement, please visit the ‘facilities and access’ tab on our homepage.

Staying Safe

in line with government guidance, we're lifting social distancing rules and other COVID restrictions. However, the safety of our visitors and staff remains our top priority. Alongside maintaining our high standards of cleanliness, plexiglass screens will stay in place at all of our till points and hand sanitiser stations will remain. Please be mindful of each other when visiting our properties. 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.

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