- Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings Jubilee Tower Guided Tour
View from the Jubilee Tower, featuring the roof of the Main Mill and surrounding countryside.
Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings. Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, Spring Gardens, Ditherington, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Main Spinning Mill roof, view from the north west.

Jubilee Tower Guided Tour

Jubilee Tower Guided Tour

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings are pleased to announce a new guided tour – the chance to climb to the viewing gallery at the top of the Jubilee Tower.  This opportunity is one of the most exciting developments in the restoration project, offering fantastic views of Shrewsbury, and the surrounding countryside beyond from the eighth storey of the building. The Jubilee Tower was constructed in 1897 as part of the transformation of the site from a flaxmill to a barley maltings. It housed the machinery that powered the grain elevators that moved the barley around the buildings, but also honoured Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. Visitors can examine the fine decoration of the coronet up close as well as getting a great view of the whole of the historic Flaxmill Maltings site.

The tour will be led by one of our expert volunteers, with small tour groups of up to 6 people at a time.  Access to the upper floors is done by foot only with the final route extending up 56 steps, therefore this tour is only suitable for those able to make the climb and with a head for heights.

Tours will run on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 2pm and take about an hour.  The Jubilee Tower tour will not run in extreme weather conditions including windspeeds of over 37 miles per hour.  Full refunds will be given for any cancellations due to weather conditions.

As tour group sizes are small. we thoroughly recommend booking in advance to guarantee your place.

  • Dates – Wednesday to Friday at 2pm.
  • Duration – 60 minutes.
  • Learn more about the Jubilee Tower and see the fantastic views from the very top of Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings
  • This a walking tour with access to the top of the tower by foot only up eight floors.
  • Warm clothing and rain-proofing is recommended in bad weather.
  • The tour is aimed at an older child and adult audience, but all members of the family are welcome.
  • Prices – Adult £5.00, Concession £4.00*, Child 5-17 years £3.50, Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £15.00, Child under 5 Free, Carer Free. Please see our ticket prices page for full details on concessions. Ticket prices – Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings
  • Booking highly recommended. Please note that when booking, available dates are shaded white. Grey dates are either unavailable or sold out. The booking page will only let you book to a total the capacity number of tickets that are available.
  • The Jubilee Tower tour will not run in extreme weather conditions including windspeeds of over 37 miles per hour.  Full refunds will be given for any cancellations due to weather conditions.

Terms and Conditions

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.

Standard booking terms and conditions apply: https://c.ststat.net/Content/Sites/ShrewsburyFlaxmillMaltings/pdf/terms.pdf

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 daywe suggest you book your guided tour first before you book your exhibition ticket. Please add tickets for both to your basket.

On the day

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.

Accessibility

There is no lift leading up from the ground floor of the Mill to the top of the Jubilee Tower – with the final route extending up 56 steep steps therefore this tour is only suitable for those able to make the climb and with a head for heights.

Photo of the Jubilee Tower and roof of the Main Mill
Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings.Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, Spring Gardens, Ditherington, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.Drone photography, aerial view of the Jubilee Tower from the south.
A picture of an iron and gold coronet
The Victorian Coronet
A picture of the Jubilee Tower
Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings.Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, Spring Gardens, Ditherington, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

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