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THE PIT FLOOR

Welcome to the Tide Mill. Here our friendly warden will be on hand to help you make the most of your visit.

This easy access ground floor presents an overview of the history and workings of the Tide Mill. Where a short introductory film, history panel, unique interactive power model and a manual quern (a hand operated mill for grinding grain) will help you get a feel for how the mill works. See how the power derived from tides is transferred to the main shaft and on to the milling stones using the pit wheel, wallower, great spur wheel and the stone nuts. On milling days watch the Miller control the machinery and produce flour.

Take the innovative board walk for close up views of the 5m wide English oak waterwheel and learn about the birds of the River Deben.

Opening Times

Adult (16yrs+)          £5.00 Child (5-15yrs)  £2.00
   
Family (of four)*       £12.00     

*Family ticket - two Adults & two Child

Opening Times

11:00 - 17:00 Suggested last entry 16:30

1st April - 1st October Open seven days a week
   
October School half term week and weekends only
   
November - March Closed

Guided tours of the Mill for groups by arrangement throughout the year (light refreshments can be available by arrangement). Illustrated talks at your own venue also by arrangement

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EDUCATION AT THE TIDE MILL

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