New Hall Water Mill Open Day
New Hall Mill, a Grade 2 listed building, is one of only two working water mills still surviving in Birmingham. It is privately owned by the New Hall Water Mill Preservation Trust, a registered charity, and is only open to the public for six days each year. It is a significant local example of our industrial heritage, and is located within the New Hall Valley Country Park, formerly farmland.
The present structure dates from the 18th Century, although some parts are much older. In the yard you can hear and see the large overshot water wheel turning, fed from water in the mill pond. Inside the mill you can access all three storeys and see the millstones grinding the wheat into flour, which is available to take home for a small donation. You are free to make your own way through the mill, where our friendly volunteers are on hand to guide you through the traditional process of milling.
The old farm buildings now house the tearoom and gift shop/exhibition, and the miller’s garden is maintained by the volunteers. You can explore the grounds including the meadow, stream and millpond and browse the visiting exhibitor stalls.
Additional visiting information
The mill tearoom at the mill serves cream teas, coffee and cake.
There are visiting exhibitors in the meadow with everything from fresh bread and hot baps, to craft stalls. There is a meadow hunt and facepainting for the kids. In the old stables there is a gift shop and exhibition room, and Auntie Wainwright’s sells a large assortment of second hand items. The miller’s garden has a selection of plants and produce available to buy.
Musical entertainment is provided in the mill yard by local groups.
Free car parking is in a field on the right after entering the lane off Wylde Green Road. Wylde Green Station is 30 minutes’ walk from the mill. The nearest bus stop is in Walmley village, 10 minutes’ walk away.
Organised by The Friends of New Hall Mill
Date & Time
Sun 17 Sept | 10am–4pm
New Hall Mill, Off Wylde Green Rd, Sutton Coldfield B76 1QU
Booking not required
AccessPart wheelchair access to ground floor of the mill only. There is an accessible viewpoint across the millpond.Inside the mill there are 3 storeys with stairs to climb.There are uneven surfaces throughout the building. There are uneven surfaces throughout the grounds, in the meadow and alongside the millpond.
Disabled parking is available near to the entrance gate.