Tel: +44 (0)121 777 6612
Entry: Charges apply to mill only. Grounds and visitor facilities are free to all visitors.
Under 16s FREE
Annual multi site pass: £20 individual, £30 joint
Free entry on the first Sunday of the month.
Sarehole Mill is now closed for the winter and will open again on Saturday 12 April 2014.
Specialist guided tours on Fridays at 11am throughout the winter, £7. For more details see What's On.
Sarehole Mill is one of only two surviving working watermills in
Although now surrounded by the
Over the winter of 2012-13 the mill has undergone a major £450,000 restoration and refurbishment project. The works consisted of desilting and restoring the historic millpond and its sluice gates, the refurbishment of the Grade II listed mill building, new millstones and milling furniture, and the restoration of the Victorian bakehouse with its original oven dating from the 1850s.
The project means that Sarehole can continue to operate as a working watermill and be enjoyed by future generations. From Easter 2013, as well as being able to regularly mill and produce our own flour for sale, museum staff and volunteers will also demonstrate traditional bread baking using the historic oven on special event days.
Highlights at Sarehole Mill include:
- The original main waterwheel, mill gears and grinding stones which visitors can see in action most days
- The bakehouse with the original breadoven from the 1850s, large enough to hold 60 loaves of bread.
- Signposts to Middle-Earth – this family-friendly exhibition explores the connections of JRR Tolkien with Sarehole Mill and the surrounding area. The Mill is part of the Tolkien Trail, which follows the childhood footsteps of the author and the places that influenced his writing. Download the Tolkien Trail leaflet.
- The mill pool – newly desilted and returned to its original size. This tranquil pond is a haven for wildlife including herons, mallards and moorhens - and if you are lucky you might spot our resident kingfisher! We now have a pond-dipping platform and visitors can hire nets and see what minibeasts they can catch (Subject to availability. Children must be supervised by adults).
What's On at Sarehole Mill
- Winter guided tours. 8th November - 10th January, 11am.
Join staff at the mill for a weekly guided tour during our closed season, see What's On for specific dates and details. £7 per person, including tea/coffee. Booking required (call 0121 7776612).
What's On at All Birmingham Museums' Heritage Sites
For more information on events and activities at all the heritage sites check the What’s On page for listings.