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Thu, 26 November 2020
26 November 2020 is a special day for one Shrewsbury family. It is the day Len Grove from Harlescott celebrates his 90th birthday. Len came to Shrewsbury before his fifth birthday and worked most of his life at the Maltings. First starting work at the maltings in 1957, Len soon worked his way up to...
Fri, 11 September 2020
We are unable to host our usual Heritage Open Days on site this year, partly due to Covid 19 and partly because of the intensive building works which are currently taking place here.  Instead we will be hosting virtual Open Days, by premiering a short video at 10:15am on every morning of the...
Wed, 5 August 2020
Artists, community and voluntary art organisations and anyone interested in the arts are invited to attend an Arts Network event on Tuesday 15 September 2020 online via Zoom from 5pm to 7pm, hosted by the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings. Andy McKeown, local light and sound artist, animator and...
Mon, 27 July 2020
PLEASE NOTE, final opening this year Saturday 26 September 2020 We are happy to announce the re-opening of the Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings Visitor Centre on Saturdays from 1 August. Through careful planning we have been able to receive the Visit England "We're Good to Go" industry mark and our...
Mon, 27 April 2020
The Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings are working with local artist Andy McKeown to launch a new Flaxmill Voices project. We need you to lend your voices to the original flax mill workers who worked in the mill between 1797 and 1886. Through years of research in the Shropshire Archives and online,...
Wed, 22 April 2020
We had planned to host an artist day on the third Saturday of the month to invite artists of all ages and skill levels to engage with the site in a medium of their choosing. Unfortunately, we can't open the site at the moment, but we have plenty of photographs to share that could serve as...
Tue, 7 April 2020
On Friday the 3rd of April the Flaxmill Maltings appeared on BBCs Bargain Hunt.     Each episode features a section on a site of local interest and this episode, which was filmed in Shropshire, came to Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings. In the programme presenter Christina Trevanion interviews Nick...
Fri, 28 February 2020
In honour of World Book Day, the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings invite families to join them on Saturday 7 March at the Visitor Centre, for fairy tale story telling with Lovely Land and a live flax spinning demonstration. Clare from Lovely Land said “It is such a pleasure to be back at the...
Fri, 10 January 2020
The Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings are in the process of putting a bid in to the Arts Council of up to £15,000. We would like to call on a lead artist, who has experience of producing high quality art with community groups in funded schemes, to help shape the artistic content and delivery...
Thu, 19 December 2019
Local people are being encouraged to make the most of the opportunity to get up close to the highest point of Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings – the cast iron coronet, before it is put back in its rightful place at the top of the building. The coronet was added in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s...

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