Learning at Winchester City Mill

Children having a miller's guided tour on their school visit to Winchester City Mill

Winchester City Mill offers rich possibilities for links to the National Curriculum, especially at Key Stage 1 and 2 and we can tailor your visit to suit you.

An educational visit to Winchester City Mill comprises of 1, 2 or 3 rotated sessions depending on age, size and requirements of the group.

1. A Miller’s guided tour

Lasting 30 minutes, a guided tour with our experienced millers gives pupils the opportunity to learn about the River Itchen and its importance, the story of flour from field to fork and the mill machinery, its history and materials.

Please note: our millers are volunteers and do not work every day. If you would like to take advantage of our guided tours and milling demos, please check their availability when arranging your visit.

Visiting school children on a miller's guided tour of Winchester City Mill
Visiting school children on a miller's guided tour of Winchester City Mill

2. Self-led interactive activities

Pupils will have the opportunity to explore and learn about various aspects of the Mill through audio, visual and hands-on displays.

Children using the interactive activities to further their knowledge of Winchester City Mill
Children using the interactive activities to further their knowledge of Winchester City Mill

3. Staff-led activity

Build and test water wheels at Winchester City Mill when you visit with your school
Build and test water wheels at Winchester City Mill when you visit with your school

We may need to split the group up further (this will be discussed when you enquire). The third activity might include building and testing waterwheels, learning about the Little Red Hen, ordering the life cycle of a grain or hunting materials.

Downloadable resources

Download our Pre-Visit Information Pack for all details about an educational visit to Winchester City Mill, including prices. 

Pre-Visit Information for Teachers and Group Leaders (PDF / 1.4MB) download

Want to know more about Winchester City Mill or possible questions you can ask your students during your visit? Download our Guide To Winchester City Mill.  

Winchester City Mill Guide for Teachers and Group Leaders (PDF / 3.0810546875MB) download

To book an educational visit or for more information, please call us on 01962 870057 or email naomi.barker@nationaltrust.org.uk