Welcome to Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

Opening 2022, this newly restored industrial mill and former maltings will be transformed and rejuvenated with a new visitor experience, café, gift shop, offices and venue space.

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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, and when open in 2022 will be a place where you can visit, work, eat and learn.

We can’t wait to share the stories of this amazing place and its people when the new visitor experience opens next year.

What will you be able to do?

Visit

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

Opening 2022.

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Work

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.

Rent from 2022.

Photograph of a group of children outside a brick mill building

Learn

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 available in 2022.

If you would like more information, please email the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings.

Eat

Take a moment to relax in the new café. Located on the ground floor of the historic Main Mill, the café will offer hot drinks and delicious food.

Whether you are visiting or working at the Flaxmill Maltings or just fancy meeting up with some friends, come along and enjoy a little bit of history with a brew.

Opening 2022.

Why visit?

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Volunteer

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

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Volunteers help to welcome visitors and tell the story of Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings © Mike Ashton

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