Heritage open days 2015




Opening Times

  • Sat 12th September: 10:00-16:00
  • Sun 13th September: 10:00-16:00

 Once again we will be opening the Flaxmill Maltings complex for the Heritage open days in September. 

Guided tours will be available at regular intervals throughout the weekend. There will be interpretation and displays on the history, structure and uses of the buildings. Explore the social history of the Flaxmill Maltings and take part in learning and fun activities for all ages.

There will be a site related art exhibition entitled 'Through the Mill' and live music as well as Morris dancers, a canal barge, childrens entertainment, a magician and much, much more. Refreshments will also be available.

Please note - disabled access will be very limited this year due to building works in progress. 

For more info please email [email protected]

Tower tours:

This year we will be taking small groups of people up the Jubilee tower throughout the open weekend:

Information on the Jubilee tower tours:

The tower tours are not available to pre-book, so it will be first come first served on the day. We'll be handing out tickets from the reception desk.

We will be taking 5 people up per half hour over each of the open days, starting from 10am, with the last trip at 3:30pm, so 12 trips to accomodate 60 people on each day. Due to safety issues we cannot take children up, so the age limit has been set at 14 years.

This is also weather dependant as the top is open, and exposed with a surface which may be slippery if wet. We may have to cancel if the weather is against us - fingers crossed!

Please note that steep stairs are involved on this tour!