Help to save the Coronet


Please help us to save an important part of England’s history

Historic England has launched a new crowd-funding appeal to raise funds towards the restoration of the Jubilee Coronet at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, and they need your help. Erected as part of Shrewsbury’s celebrations for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee 122 years ago, the cast iron crown at the top of the Flaxmill’s Jubilee Tower has become a local icon, but it is in urgent need of repair.

Now, as part of the restoration, Historic England plan to return the jubilee crown to its former glory. They need to raise £26,000 to cover the cost of the jubilee coronet’s restoration and success will depend on how many people they can reach. 

Please pledge and then share this campaign with your friends and family and help save a Shrewsbury icon:



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.