The Mill Exhibition - Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings
A picture of an exhibition display
The Mill exhibition

The Mill Exhibition

Visit Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings and discover the building that changed skylines across the world forever. 

The Mill exhibition on the ground floor of the Main Mill is self-guided and brings to life the story of this iconic landmark of the industrial revolution. 

With digital and hands-on activities for all ages, walk one of the floors where spinning machines whirred, flax flew and barley was processed for beer to brew. Discover the lives and stories of workers, engineers, soldiers and entrepreneurs who played their part in one of the greatest heritage transformations and regenerations of all time. 

From its pioneering beginnings paving the way for skylines across the world, to the campaign to save and repurpose it for future generations to enjoy, you too can now experience the incredible journey of the grandparent of skyscrapers. 

It’s not so run-of-the-mill. 

Advance booking recommended to guarantee entry. Tickets can be purchased in person, on the day, subject to availability.

Visitor Information

  • Dates – Wednesday to Sunday at 10am to 4pm.
  • Duration – We recommend at least 60 minutes for a visit but enthusiasts may need to allow extra time.
  • An interactive and informative exhibition where you can learn about this iconic building, the grandparent of the modern skyscraper.
  • The ground floor exhibition is fully accessible for all. Read more about accessibility here Visitor accessibility – Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings
  • Prices – Adult £7.50, Concession £6.00*, Child 5-17 years £5.00, Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £23.00, Child under 5 Free, Carer Free. Please see our ticket prices page for full details on concessions. Ticket prices – Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings
  • Booking is recommended in busy times. 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.

Please note that tours need a separate ticket to The Mill exhibition. Spaces are more limited on guided tours, so if you wish to have both experiences on the same day, we suggest you book your guided tour first before you book your exhibition ticket.

A picture of the Mill exhibition
The Mill exhibition
A picture of the Mill exhibition
The Mill exhibition
A picture of an exhibition display
The Mill exhibition

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