Visit and Talks

The Friends have been running tours and open days since their formation to make these important historic buildings accessible so that organisations, groups and individuals can explore, learn, participate in and enjoy the unique and varied heritage.

At the moment we are focusing on offering online talks for groups. This can be an overview talk or a suite of shorter talks about particular themes of interest to your group: architecture, social history, restoration. They take between 40 minutes to an hour, with the opportunity to ask questions.

We can host these live via our Zoom channel, which is easily accessible to all invited by just clicking a link. We have given talks to Arts Societies, WI groups, U3A groups, museum volunteers, archaeological societies and rotarians, as well as international groups.

Feedback has been very positive: "I thought your talk was a really good mix of social and industrial history which appealed to both genders.  You obviously know a great deal about the site and the people involved in it and you put it over very well."

If you are interested in a talk on Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings or a specific part of its history please email us on [email protected]. Talks are free, but a donation is appreciated. 




The Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings Visitor Centre will be reopening when it is safe to do so, building works and coronavirus permitting, at some time in 2021. We will announce via our newsletter, website and social media 

We will host walks in the area during the summer of 2021, focusing on the development of Castlefields, WWII memories in north Shrewsbury and Industrial Heritage in Shrewsbury - Contact us if you would like to arrange a walk.

Our annual open weekend falls on the national Heritage Open Days in mid September, and this has included tours within the buildings - however, in the current situation that has not been possible, which is why we offered a raft of short videos, which you can watch by clicking this link. 

Register for our mailing list (to the right of this page) to keep informed about tours and open events.