Pre-COVID we used to look forward to the National Mills Weekend each year in May, when a wide range of mills were open to the public. Some mills were open on other days throughout the year, other were much less easy to get into! 2022 sees a return of the National Mills Weekend, although clearly many organisations supporting the mills are struggling to get back on an even keel. Here is our list of Essex mills, with links to articles we’ve written following vistis, and links to their websites.
Beeleigh Steam Mill, Maldon
their website | our article | Open on the National Mills Weekend Saturday 7th May 2022 and Sunday 8th May 2022. Also open on Heritage Open Days Saturday 10, Sunday 11 and Sunday 18 September 2022 from 11:00am – 4:00pm. Otherwise not open.
Finchingfield Post Mill
their website | our article | Open third Sunday of each month from April to September, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm. Open on National Mills Weekend on Saturday 8 May 2022 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Mountnessing Post Mill
their website | Open third Sunday of each month from April to September, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm. Open on National Mills Weekend on Saturday 8th May 2022 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Stock Tower Mill
their website | Open the second Sunday in each month, 2pm to 5pm, Apr-Sept (but not open National Mills weekend)