After many decades it has been necessary to replace all the oak cogs on the waterwheel at Dunkirk Mill Museum. Here you can see pictures of the rotten old teeth…Read more >
Great Experiences – Mill Open Days 2019
There’s something different to see at each site. During the summer you can visit Dunkirk and Gigg on the same day, see dates and times. At Dunkirk you can experience the huge water wheel turning and driving textile machinery, and at Gigg you can see historic looms and try weaving yourself. Click the link for DATES and TIMES
Please note: Disabled parking only on site.
Dunkirk Mill Museum
Dunkirk Mill Museum is part of a large mill complex, reached by an attractive walk down the former railway track, past the restored mill pond. At the Centre, the waterwheel will run and the guides will demonstrate all the intricate machinery that was used to finish the cloth after it left the loom.
We have been just been awarded Accredited Museum status from the Arts Council. Look out for new displays and from May 4 –May 20th a pair of Anglo -Saxon waterwheel paddles will be on display. They were found in the Mill pond at Egypt Mill, so almost home! We are very pleased that the Museum in the Park has facilitated the loan. This is the first time they have been on public display.
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Gigg Mill, Weaving Shed
Demonstrations of handloom and powerloom weaving and a chance for some hands-on experience.
Weaving demonstration of the dobby loom.
Gigg Mill opens every month except December, usually Saturdays 10am – 12noon, but please check specific dates.
An opportunity to visit one of the region’s most attractive mill sites, and see the splendid Tangye steam engine turn once more.
The mill is privately owned and only opens occasionally during the year, either for special events or pre-booked tours.
Admission Charges at each Mill
Adults £3, Children £1.50
Joint ticket for Gigg and Dunkirk, £5, Student or child £2.50
Group bookings for parties of 10 or more can be arranged. Contact Ian Mackintosh
Please allow at least 1 hour for your visit.