Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

Spring Gardens, Shrewsbury, SY1 2SZ


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 continues to be restored. The new exhibition, The Mill, and Turned Wood Cafe are now open. Behind-the-Scenes is being offered from 5 April 2023.

Visitors can come along and experience the amazing stories of this place and its people by buying tickets to The Mill. Alternatively, there is no charge to simply wander the courtyards and take in the buildings in your own time and perhaps enjoy a drink and a bite to eat in the Cafe.

Later in 2023, the offices on the top four floors of the Main Mill and their entrance in the Kiln will also open.

Opening times

  1. Monday


  2. Tuesday


  3. Wednesday

    10:00 - 17:00

  4. Thursday

    10:00 - 17:00

  5. Friday

    10:00 - 17:00

  6. Saturday

    10:00 - 17:00

  7. Sunday

    10:00 - 17:00


  • Baby Changing
  • Customer parking
  • Customer toilets
  • Dog friendly
  • Free wifi

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