Mill experience

Saturday 12 October 2019



The course

Spend the morning in our 400 year old watermill. Learn the history of the mill, where it was originally built, its life as a working parish mill and its eventual gift to the Weald & Downland, including its reconstruction at the museum. Learn about the different types of mill and their common features. Find out how the nature of a mill’s environment determines the best form of mill for a particular location. Learn how the watermill works, the three key controls at the miller’s disposal, and about the grain that the millers use. Find out how the mill’s controls affect the quality of the flour produced and the best quality that should be aimed at. Then have a go at working in our mill and produce a small bag of flour to take home.

The tutors

The course leaders are the Museum Millers who work in the Lurgashall watermill on site at the Museum.

Participant information

All equipment will be provided. It is advisable to wear layers as the Mill can be a cool place to work.

Fee and refreshments

£45 per person, including tuition, materials and coffees and teas.  Please let the Museum know in advance any special dietary requirements. The Museum café will be open for further refreshments.