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The Eling Tide Mill Experience

The Eling Tide Mill Experience 

Eling Tide Mill The Eling Tide Mill Experience is located on the southern edge of Totton and Eling, situated on the River Test.  It is one of only two tide mills in the world that is still producing flour on a regular basis and has a fascinating history of our past industrial and agricultural heritage.

In April 2018 HRH The Duke of Gloucester declared the Eling Tide Mill Experience officially open, after a £2 million refurbishment project. The work to the Grade II* listed tide mill, visitor centre and open spaces around Bartley Water and Goatee Beach was funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, with additional investment by New Forest District Council, which managed the project and owns the tide mill, and Totton and Eling Town Council. The Eling Tide Mill Experience is operated by Totton and Eling Town Council. 

The improvements:

In the visitor centre a brand new exhibition telling the story of the tide mill features hands-on activities, while a new café serves homemade cakes and lunches, some made from the tide mill's own flour.  The John Chandler activity room is equipped to accommodate talks, school trips and holiday activity sessions, and the centre is now fully accessible to wheelchair users.

In the tide mill, old safety barriers have been replaced with glass screens providing uninterrupted views of the restored mill machinery and water wheels. The mill shop has been refurbished and a lift installed allowing visitors with mobility difficulties to access the ground floor of the mill.

New footpaths, bridges and wooden boardwalks have been created around Bartley Water and down to Goatee Beach, making the mill's lovely natural setting accessible to wheelchairs users and pushchairs for the first time. 

More information on the project can be found at www.elingexperience.co.uk

Contact details for the Eling Tide Mill Experience:

Eling Lane, Totton, 
Hampshire SO40 9HF

​023 8086 9575

 

 

 

Updated: 26 Apr 2018
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