Worsbrough Mill is a 17th Century working watermill using water power from the River Dove. Set in 240 acres of tranquil Country Park, it is managed by Barnsley Museums, part of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. It is an amazing place to visit, have fun and see history come to life for all the family.The Mill is still grinding wheat in the traditional way, using a pair of 19th century ‘French Burr’ stones powered by a cast iron water wheel, installed in 1865. Worsbrough Mill is also home to a rare Hornsby hot-bulb oil engine, formally from Sykehouse Windmill, which has been rebuilt in the engine room.
VISITING, DIRECTIONS, PRODUCE, CATERING
Visitors can explore the water powered flour mill with the 18th century Miller and his wife, discover how the mill worked, see the waterwheel and millstones turning, see all the cogs and gears, and see the Hornsby hot-bulb engine in action.
Directions: Leave the M1 at junction 36 and take the A61 North (Barnsley), follow the brown Worsbrough Mill and Country Park signs. the site is approximately 2-3 miles from the motorway.See map: Google Maps
Opening: April to October Saturday to Wednesday 11.00 till 4.00 (closed Thursday Friday). November December & March Sundays only 11.00 till 4.00, Closed to the public January/ February. Group bookings taken during closed periods by prior arrangement.
Access: All paths on site are suitable for wheelchairs and there is independent access to the top and bottom of the mill museum.
Products and Shop : The Mill Shop sells a wide range of organic stoneground flour milled on site, a selection of other cereal products, the locally made Worsbrough Mill Loaf, and a range of gifts, books and souvenirs. Open Saturday to Wednesday 11am – 4pm Easter to October, weekends only November to March.
Trade and wholesale : Enquiries welcome
Catering : The Millers Tea Room has a wide selection of tasty light lunches, sandwiches, ice creams, home made cakes and drinks. Seating is available inside or outdoors on the terrace with breathtaking views. Take-away is also available. Open Tuesday to Sunday.
Events: There is plenty going on! For more information on tours and events taking place in the Mill visit the events page of the website or refer to a copy of Barnsley Museums seasonal Events Guide.
Conference and Meeting facilities. Have you ever considered hosting a meeting away from the office and would like to enjoy the peace and quiet of an alternative venue? Why not consider the conference facilities at Worsbrough Mill and Country Park? See website for further details.