Photograph © Jim Woodward-Nutt


Alton Watermill, Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket

Grid reference: TM 045 581
OS sheet: 155
Postcode: IP14 1DE
Entrance to the Museum is in the centre of Stowmarket, opposite ASDA, signposted from A14.

This mill dates from the 17th century with 19th century modifications. The mill and mill house were moved to the museum in the 1970s. The mill has an internal overshot waterwheel, which drives three pairs of millstones on a hurst frame on the ground floor. It works for demonstration on some events days, producing animal feed. Café and gift shop.

Opening times 2018
25th March to 29th October, Tuesday-Saturday, & Bank Holiday Mondays 10.00-16.30, Sundays, 11.00-16.30. For further details see web site.

National Mills Weekend opening times 2018
Saturday 12th May, 10.00-16.30, Sunday 13th May, 11.00-16.30. Talk in the mill 14.15.

Museum of East Anglian Life, tel. 01449 612229.


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