Go on a Behind-the-Scenes guided tour at this iconic landmark of the Industrial Revolution and dig deeper into the past, present and future of the building that changed skylines across the world forever.
You can enjoy a guided tour of the recently restored Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings. Led by one of our expert volunteers, small tour groups of up to 12 people will be taken around the grounds and hear all about the buildings; from their beginnings, to their adaptation over time, and recent restoration.
After that the tour takes you inside to experience parts of the site that the public don’t usually get to see, including beautiful historic features and industrial artefacts.
Take in the vast Kiln with its jaw-dropping atrium entrance before travelling to the upper levels of the Main Mill, also known as ‘the grandparent of skyscrapers’. For a limited time, the tour will also include the opportunity to walk in the top two floors of the Main Mill, so book now and don’t miss out. From there you’ll follow in the workers’ footsteps as you walk down the original stairs to see the ground floor of the adjoining Cross Mill, which isn’t yet restored.
Tours run on Wednesdays to Sundays. They take 60 to 90 minutes. They are suitable for visitors of all ages. Half of the tour takes place in external parts of the site, so warm clothing and rain-proofing is recommended in bad weather. The original stairs of the main mill are only accessible via foot. Please let our guides know at the start of the tour if you have any special access needs.
You’ll get to see parts of the Flaxmill Maltings that aren’t normally open to members of the public, so if you’d love a sneek peak, book your tickets now.
Please note that the Behind-the-Scenes Guided Tour (available Wednesday to Sundays), Jubilee Tower Tours (Wednesday to Friday). and the Mill Exhibition are separate experiences. Spaces are more limited on guided tours, so if you wish to have different experiences on the same day, we suggest you book your guided tour first before you book your exhibition ticket.
Online booking is recommended to guarantee a place on the guided tours. The offer is subject to ticket availability and each timeslot has a set allocation of tickets. Tour ticket holders arrive in the Mill Entrance and Shop 10 minutes before the start of the tour.
Some elements of the tour are not accessible to people with limited mobility. There is currently only access to the upper floors of the Main Mill via stairs.
The tour route takes you to the upper floors of Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings. After visiting the upstairs of the Main Mill, you will then be led down flights of old stairs and emerge on the ground floor of the Cross Mill. The descent down the stairs will not be accessible to people with limited mobility. The stairs are original and can be worn in places. It is important for tour groups to take their time and use the handrail provided.
Please let the guide know at the start of the tour if you have any access needs.