Heritage Open Days 2021

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings is currently undergoing a huge National Lottery funded renovation, which means that much of the site is not available to us this year. As such we're not able to offer our usual tours of the site, or the same range of entertainments as in past years. We will have access to the Visitor centre which will be staffed by our well informed and welcoming volunteers. We will also have access to the Dye House, a large, light and airy building which was erected in the 1850s.


In the Dye House there will be a showcase of Manga and animation artworks, produced as part of the Heritage Open Days New Wave project, an initiative designed to help to engage young people with heritage.

We are also planning a local, interactive mystery trail involving the lost pubs in the vicinity of the Mill. The trail will start from the Mill on the dates below, and will involve a walk around the local area, passing some lost and a few existing pubs, solving clues and ending up at a mystery destination! This is still in the planning stages, so for more information please sign up for our newsletter (bottom right of this screen) or email us here. 

On the 15th of September we will host a free online talk by celebrated local historian Barrie Trinder entitled 'Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings: Reflections 1965-2007' The talk will explore how our understanding of the building has changed from the mid-twentieth century. You can book your free ticket for this event by following this link to Eventbrite. 


Our Visitor Centre and the Dye House will be open on the following dates and times: 

Saturday 11 September: 10:00-16:00
Sunday 12 September: 10:00-16:00
Saturday 18 September: 10:00-16:00
Sunday 19 September: 10:00-16:00

After the 19th of September the Visitor Centre and the site will be closed to the public until next Spring as part of the restoration works, so this will be a last chance to see the existing Visitor Centre. 

In the Spring of 2022 we will be re-opening with a shiny new visitor attraction and cafe, so keep some time free in your diary!