Eling Tide Mill Experience

About Eling Tide Mill

A day out at the Eling Tide Mill Experience has something to offer for everyone.

The Grade II* listed Eling Tide Mill, which has stood at the centre of life in Eling for centuries, is one of only a handful of working tide mills left in the UK. The Eling Tide Mill, its gift shop, adjacent Visitor Centre, Mill Café and the surrounding riverside walks, combine to form The Eling Tide Mill Experience.

Visitors can step back in time and enjoy learning about the workings of the newly restored mill and discover how the tide is harnessed to power the centuries old machinery to grind wheat into flour. The mills mesmerizing machinery can be seen in action through glazed panels. A large interactive screen provides videos to explain how the mill operates in addition to live camera links to the mills upper floors. Children can dress in costumes from a bye-gone era.

The mills fascinating story and history continues in the Discovery Room where interactive displays include opportunities for visitors of all ages to get hands on with quern stones and a working model of a tide mill. 

Eling Tide Mill, Café & Visitor Centre

Winter Hours – ​Weekends only 11am – 4pm until Sunday 2nd April 2023

Summer Hours – Wednesday – Sunday 10.30am – 5pm from 5th April 2023

Open bank holidays (except Christmas and New Year). 

Walks accessible all year.

Ticket prices include admission to the Eling Tide Mill & Visitor Centre

Single ticket priceGroups 10+
Family A (2 adults and up to 3 children)£19
Family B (1 adult, 1 senior and up to 3 children)£18
Family C (1 adult and up to 4 children)£18

Special discounts for large group or educational visits. For more information please contact Eling Tide Mill directly.

Cafe & walks – Free admission

Why should I visit?

    • To learn about one of only two regularly working tide mills in the Country and find out about it’s History
    • Spend time together as a family exploring inside and out
    • Lovely fully accessible outdoor spaces
    • Great Café with bread and other items made using our flour
    • To browse the lovely gift shop and buy flour made at the mill.


Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Gift shop
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
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Where to find us


Visitor Centre

24 Lexby Road



SO40 9HD


023 80 869575



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Kids activities

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  • Hands on Interactives in both mill and discovery room including milling flour on our hand querns
  • Dressing up
  • Great Outdoor spaces to let off steam
  • Kids picnic menu in Cafe
  • Activities programme in school holidays (see website for details)

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