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Welcome to Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings. Come and discover this world important heritage site through an interactive exhibition, tours, events, and holiday workshops.

The visitor experience is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm, and everyday during school holidays.

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What is Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings?

Situated just outside Shrewsbury town centre, the internationally important Flaxmill Maltings site reflects a time when Shropshire led the way in engineering. The site is home to eight special buildings each with a unique story to tell, including the 1797 Main Mill which is the grandparent of skyscrapers.

This remarkable piece of the industrial revolution is being restored but the new exhibition, called The Mill, and Turned Wood Cafe are now open. Behind-the-Scenes tours are now available.

Visitors can come along and experience the amazing stories of this place and it’s people by buying tickets to The Mill. Alternatively, there is no charge to simply wander the courtyards and take in the buildings in your own time and perhaps enjoy a drink and a bite to eat in the Cafe.

What will you be able to do?


Inspiration awaits. Come and explore the history of the Flaxmill Maltings in our new exhibition, The Mill, and learn why the Main Mill is the grandparent of skyscrapers.

You can also prebook on one either a Behind-the-Scenes or Jubilee Tower guided tour.


Eat and drink

Take a moment to relax in the new Turned Wood Café. Located on the ground floor of the historic Main Mill, the café offers a range of delicious vegetarian and plant-based food, cakes, cold drinks and hot drinks.

Whether you are visiting or working at the Flaxmill Maltings, meeting up with friends, or on your way back from walking the dog, come along and enjoy a little bit of history with a brew.


Make a home for your business in one of the most historic buildings in the world.

We offer unique office space to suit the needs of you and your business.



Choose from a programme of visits aimed at KS1 and KS2.

Your students will get to find out about the flax mill’s role in the industrial revolution, the pioneers who made it happen, and what the conditions were like for the adults and children working here.

Visits now available.

Why visit?

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As a volunteer you will be part of a friendly team of people who share a passion for this wonderful site and its stories.

A woman in period costume dressed as a mill worker
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