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Thwaite Mills

Thwaite Lane | Stourton, Leeds LS10 1RP, England
+44 113 249 6453
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Excellent value, combining industrial history and ecological living

A hidden gem. Easily reached by public transport or car (plenty of free spaces) or bike of foot... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Leeds, United Kingdom
A Hidden Gem of a Museum

This is a fascinating museum only 3 miles from the city centre in a quiet oasis by the River Aire... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Thwaite Lane | Stourton, Leeds LS10 1RP, England
+44 113 249 6453
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

A hidden gem. Easily reached by public transport or car (plenty of free spaces) or bike of foot along canal towpath. Combines industrial buildings (chalk crushing mills using water wheels), canal infrastructure, with a domestic house, WWII garden (Dig for Victory campaign) and woodland /...More

Thank copep0d
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is a fascinating museum only 3 miles from the city centre in a quiet oasis by the River Aire. It has everything for the family. The museum tells the story of the mill complete with working water wheels there is also the mill owners...More

Thank cjkj3246
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Easy free parking close to the big old water mill. Loads of space and helpful staff to explain how to walk round and see the mill and grounds. Not a corn mill but a mill for crushing chalk to make white powder and putty.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Visited today with family and a 10 & 7 year old. Very good, lots of well preserved mill machinery working water wheel, and old machine shop. Now building a lego waterwheel and drive shafts, to continue the engineering lessons. The kids loved it.

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Me and the girlfriend visited here this weekend as we had never heard of it but spotted a leaflet. What an excellent place , the watermill is all running and I found that fascinating . It's a nice location too in between the river and...More

Thank Doug J
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

When they get the flood defences work completed and if they give sections of the canal a good clean up, this will be a beautiful walk. The 50-60minute stroll from the very centre of Leeds by The Royal Armouries and Brewery Wharf, all the way...More

Thank Anne-Louise Q
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I've often found that Saturday is an ideal day to visit attractions, they tend to be quieter. This was our first visit, it was a grey day and the grounds outside were a little muddy underfoot so we limited the visit to the mill buildings...More

1  Thank anitainjune
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I was a volunteer with a group of special learning needs adults having a music-making session. It was a quiet place, nice and spacious with greenery - excellent for catching games. I saw some families there spending some time trekking and boating activities.

Thank Tessa T
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We were told this is the only working Watermill in England. This museum is run by just 5 people, which had to deal with the devastation caused by last years floods and restore this museum back to its formal glory. We are proud of the...More

Thank Ingrid96
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Having visited many years ago and remembering it as a small museum we decided to revisit. We weren't expecting much and were expecting that all the floodwater would have left irreparable damage, so we're very surprised to find it's all restored, replaced and fixed and...More

Thank SaraSmithson
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pauline b
20 August 2017|
Response from Anne-Louise Q | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It's dog friendly, but I think it needs to be on a lead.