Enjoy waterside dining at the Museum’s stunning café, with fantastic views across the mill pond. Open to both Museum visitors and to the general public, our café is dog-friendly and has free parking.

We favour the use our stone-ground flour, milled at our 17th century watermill, where possible. Our ethos and aim is to work in collaboration with local producers and suppliers to provide top quality and fresh produce to serve to our customers.

We guarantee that the food we serve you is of the very best quality and we produce a range of high-quality products that you can take away with you, including stone-ground flour and biscuits (available from our gift shop).


We offer a changing menu with a selection of daily specials. Gluten free, vegetarian or vegan? Please talk to our team about your dietary needs and any allergies or in tolerances – we are happy to help with alternative meal choices where possible.

Example winter menu 19/20.

Please note that the café stops serving hot meals at 3pm daily – snacks, drinks and ice creams are available from the counter until closing.

Café opening times

Open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm during BST and 9am-4pm at other times (Museum opens at 10.30am)

  • Breakfast served: 9am-12noon – takeaway options available
  • Lunch served: 12noon-3.00pm

Cakes, drinks, ice creams and items from our counter are available all day.

The café is dog-friendly, with pets accepted in the first section of the interior space and on the deck outside.

Free wifi is available to our café customers.

For visitors wishing to picnic, you will find benches and picnic tables near the market square and mill pond, plus in many quiet spots around our 40-acre site. Indoor seating is provided (subject to availability) in the medieval house from North Cray and Building Crafts Gallery.