Sturminster Newton Mill

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Sturminster Newton Mill is one of a series of ancient flour mills built on the River Stour. It is powered by a 1904 turbine and housed in mid 17th Century building.  Still in good working order, the Mill provides an opportunity to journey back to a simpler time, where you and your family can discover the age-old secrets of harnessing natural power amidst the tranquil beauty of the Dorset countryside. It is operated by the Sturminster Newton Museum and Mill Society

The machinery runs every day the Mill is open and every second weekend in the summer months we produce flour that we sell in the shops in the Museum and the Mill. On certain weekends we hold additional events and put on special displays.

Our Mill Supervisors provide informal guided tours. They will explain how stone-ground flour is produced and will be happy to answer your questions on this and the history of the Mill. However, if you prefer to wander round on your own, you are very welcome to do so. Wheelchair users are made welcome free of charge, but please note that wheelchair access is available to the ground floor only. Visits by parties are welcome, and these can also be arranged to take place outside normal opening hours, by prior arrangement with the Mill Supervisors.

Entry to the Mill costs £4 for adults and £1 for children. For further information, contact details and opening times, please visit our website at

The Mill lies in a picturesque riverside setting and is an ideal place to start family walks to explore the surrounding countryside or the historic town of Sturminster Newton. There is a free car park, toilets and a picnic area with tables all very close by. A 15th-century country inn is less than 1/2 mile down the road, and local fishing permits are available from nearby shops.


Child entry – £1
Adult entry – £4

Accepted Payment Methods



public toiletscyclist friendly

Additional Accessibility

Free wheelchair access to ground floor. Unfortunately the other floors are not accessible