Visits to the Mill

New Hall Water Mill and the meadow field are privately owned although surrounded by the New Hall Valley Country Park. They are only open to the general public on specific Open Days, normally the second Sunday of each month from May to September and the Spring and Late Summer Bank Holiday Mondays, each day from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm.

The Open Days are usually publicised in the local press and on local radio. At all other times, school visits and visits by local societies or organised groups may only be made by prior arrangement.

Car parking is normally in a grass meadow. Visitors with wheelchairs are advised to speak to the person adjacent to the mill entrance gate who may be able to offer alternative options. At peak times on busy days, car parking may be at Bishop Walsh school, with a short walk to the mill.

Schools will find the Mill an ideal location for pupils to study aspects of history, local studies, technology, science and environmental education for sustainable development related to the National Curriculum.

Please contact the Secretary for further information.

Disabled Access

The Tea Room and adjacent Toilets, with baby-changing facilities, are wheelchair 'friendly'. The Mill is located across a well-compacted gravel covered yard but the ground floor of the Mill, including the Engine Room, is accessible by wheelchair users with assistance. Access to the upper floors of the Mill, including the Stone Floor and Garner, is by stairs. A video of the Mill in operation may be viewed in the Exhibition Room and is accessible by wheelchairs. Parts of the Miller's Garden should also be accessible, in particular the Flower Border where there is a brick pathway.