Welcome to the Flaxmill Maltings


Coming soon: Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing at the Flaxmill Maltings


4 AUGUST | 7.00PM
Indoor performance. 
Open for picnics from 6.00pm - bring your own food. 
There will be a licensed bar plus hot drinks



£15 adult / £7.50 under-18 / £40 family of 4 / Free for under-10s
(Under 10s will need a ticket to guarantee admission)

email: info@flaxmill-maltings.co.uk 
Flaxmill Maltings Visitor Centre - open 10 to 4 Fri, Sat & Sun
(Spring Gardens, Shrewsbury, SY1 2SZ)
Eventbrite (Booking fee applies)

Please bring your own seating (blankets / cushions / camping chairs), and dress warm.

There is ample parking on-site


The Three Inch Fools are an innovative touring theatre company acclaimed for their fast-paced and musically driven approach to Shakespeare.


Having made a name for themselves over the past five years as a company that creates vibrant and engaging theatre, this summer The Three Inch Fools will embark on their largest tour yet, bringing theatre to over 100 venues. Performances will be held both indoors and outdoors at some of Britain’s most unique and historically notable venues including castles, churches, stately homes, abbeys, gardens, arts centres, village greens, royal residences, museums and National Trust properties.

"We can’t wait to get back on the road for what is our most extensive tour to-date” says Co-Founder and Producer James Hyde. “Performing at such a wide variety of different venues means that we get to meet audiences from all over the country – and with more and more people coming each year we are proud to be a word of mouth hit. It’s lovely to see ever more families and younger audience members in the crowd.”




Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings Visitor Centre opening times


                                                                                                                                          Image courtesy of Mike Ashton, MA Creative

Entry is free

Opening times:

  • April – October, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10 am to 4 pm

  • November  - March, Saturdays only, 10 am to 4 pm

In November 2015 this new state-of-the-art Visitor Centre opened its doors for the first time. Housed in the renovated office and stables thanks to grants from Historic England and the ERDF it tells the story of the Flax Mill Maltings, the mill’s role in the industrial revolution and the pioneers who made it happen.

Discover more about:

  • How flax was processed - from field to thread
  • The different items made from flax - from ship sails to playing cards
  • The impact of the building’s revolutionary iron frame on the world of architecture
  • Working conditions at the mill, including child labour
  • The change of use from Flax Mill to Maltings
  • The role of the old canal and Shropshire pioneers in the industrial revolution

Watch a short animated film which charts the history of the building and its people.

Listen to oral history recollections of people who worked at the Maltings and who were barracked there during the World War II.


The Visitor Centre also houses a meeting/learning room, with projector and interactive white board, and a study and research space.

In addition the funding has provided for the demolition of the South Silo and the creation of valuable public open space along with landscaping and much improved parking facilities.