Peaceful Barry Mill might be a haven of tranquillity now, but it was once the beating heart of a 19th-century rural community. The water-powered mill produced oatmeal and animal feed, as well as providing work for local people, right up until 1982.
Step into Barry Mill and discover the tough physical job of being a miller – sacking-up, hoisting and grinding the grains – and the ingenuity of engineering that kept the mill in business. Barry Mill is now one of only a handful of mills still powered by water. Rebuilt after a fire around 1814, it is probably the largest and finest example of its type still in operation.
This is a magnificent example of the country’s industrial heritage and you can learn all about the working of the mill from a real miller.
1 Apr – 31 May, Fri – Sun 11.00-16.00
1 Jun – 31 Aug, Thu – Sun 11.00-16.00
1 Sep – 29 Sept, Fri – Sun 11.00-16.00
Open on Bank Holidays
Open by appointment at any time for groups of 12 or more