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
Please contact the Secretary for further
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.