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Fri, 8 December 2017
The Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings are calling on artists to take part in a project to decorate the fencing around the Car Park at the site with original commissioned art works.  The Main Mill and adjacent Kiln are presently undergoing four years of renovation and development during which time a...
Wed, 23 August 2017
The Flaxmill Maltings will be open over the heritage open weekend of the 9th and 10th of September.  As usual we will have guided tours, with an opportunity to climb to the top of the Jubilee tower, the Visitor Centre, an art exhibition, demonstrations of flax preparation, stalls from the Canal...
Tue, 20 June 2017
Funding of £20.7m from The National Lottery is enabling construction work to start on the iconic Main Mill and Kiln at the Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings. This is Stage two in the regeneration of the site. The work will restore the Grade I listed Main Mill – the first cast-iron framed building in...
Tue, 9 May 2017
  We will be running two guided tours of the Flaxmill Maltings over the next few weeks. This will be the last chance to see the full site before the contractors move in to start work in June. After then access to much of the site will be restricted.      If you are interested in joining any of...
Fri, 28 April 2017
After the success of last year's Family Fun Day we will be repeating the event this year on Sunday the 21st of May. The fun starts at 12 midday, we will be open until 6pm and there is no charge for entry.   Once again we will have a mobile skate park, circus skills workshops, drumming, animals,...
Wed, 1 March 2017
The Flaxmill Maltings regeneration will go ahead very soon as the project has landed extra £7.9 million in Lottery fund grant.  Announced in February 2017 this means that works to bring the historic site back to life will start in the Spring of 2017.  You can find out more from this article in the...
Fri, 11 November 2016
The Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings are now offering onsite workshops for schools. These are entitled 'Mill Apprentice Experience' (KS1/2) and LEGO Education, Simple Machines - Pulley Power' (KS2) You can download a brochure with more detail about the workshops here For further information, or to...
Thu, 1 September 2016
Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings will be opening it's gates to the public over the weekend of the 10th and 11th of September. As usual there will be lots to see and do, including a look around our new Visitor Centre, guided tours of the site, trips up the Jubilee Tower, demonstrations, live music, an...
Tue, 10 May 2016
A great day out lies in store for local families as the Friends of the Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings open the gates of the historic site for a Family Fun Day on Sunday 22nd May from 12 – 6pm. A great feature will be The Exotic Zoo with a large enclosure with meerkats, reptiles, creepy crawlies and...
Wed, 28 October 2015
Recent work has seen the conversion of the office and stables to a Visitor Centre which will be managed by the Friends. The facility includes reception, interpretation displays, film and audio material, research and learning resources.      The centre will bring together for the first time...

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