Dunster working watermill

Welcome to Dunster Working Watermill, a historic treasure nestled in the picturesque village of Dunster, Somerset. This fully restored 18th Century watermill and grade 2 listed building offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into the area’s rich industrial heritage and traditional craftsmanship.

Dunster Working Watermill stands as a testament to centuries of milling tradition in Somerset. Originally constructed to harness the power of the River Avill, the mill played a crucial role in grinding flour and other grains for the local community. Today, it stands as one of the few remaining working watermills in the region, meticulously restored to preserve its original charm and functionality.

What to See and Do

Visitors to Dunster Working Watermill can enjoy a variety of engaging activities and experiences:

  • Guided Tours: Explore the inner workings of the mill with knowledgeable guides who offer insights into its history and operation.
  • Demonstrations: Witness the power of water-driven machinery as the mill operates, demonstrating traditional milling techniques.
  • Interactive Exhibits: Learn about the milling process, from grain to flour, through interactive displays and exhibits.
  • Gift Shop: Browse a selection of locally sourced products and souvenirs, including freshly ground flour produced at the mill.

Events and Workshops

Throughout the year, Dunster Working Watermill hosts a range of events and workshops for all ages. From milling demonstrations to baking classes using fresh flour from the mill, these events provide hands-on learning experiences and opportunities to connect with local history.

Visitor Information

  • Location: Situated in the heart of Dunster village, the watermill offers scenic views of the surrounding countryside and is within walking distance of Dunster Castle.
  • Opening Hours: 10am – 4pm
  • Admission: Entry fees apply; discounts available for seniors, children, and families.
  • Accessibility: The watermill is accessible for wheelchair users and those with mobility needs, with designated parking nearby.

Plan Your Visit

Plan your visit to Dunster Working Watermill and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and stories of this historic landmark. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, nature lover, or simply looking to experience traditional craftsmanship, Dunster Working Watermill promises an enriching and memorable outing for all.

For more information, including upcoming events and group bookings, please visit the national trust website.

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