Eling Tide Mill

Visit one of the only Tide Mills in the world producing flour daily in a 900 year old tradition!

Eling Tide Mill is a water mill that harnesses the power of the tide to grind wheat into wholemeal flour.

Situated on the edge of Southampton Water beside the renowned New Forest, there has been a mill on the site for over 900 years.

It was abandoned in the 1940s, but had the good fortune to survive until it was restored between 1975 and 1980, at which time it re-opened as both a working mill, and a museum to this part of our industrial heritage. It is the one of the only fully working and productive tide mill in the United Kingdom producing flour as it had throughout the last Millennium and one of only a handful of mills in the entire world producing flour on a regular basis.

Please note, the Eling Experience including the Tide Mill, Heritage Centre and Tea Rooms are now closed.


Eling Experience closes for £1.3million improvements

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Did you donate an artefact to Totton & Eling Heritage Centre?

As you know, we’re now in the final stages of preparations for work to begin on developing The Eling Experience, including the Heritage Centre. We’ll be extending the building and developing a completely new permanent display

Since the Heritage Centre opened in 1996, the community have been very generous with their donation of artefacts. We’ll be keeping some of those donations for display in the new-look building and for other work with visitors to The Eling Experience. We’ve been talking to other heritage organisations looking to improve their displays and have found new homes for some artefacts we won’t be using in future. But that has still left us with some audio-visual equipment, typewriters, bottles and other objects. If you donated an artefact to the Heritage Centre and would like it back, please contact either Helen Robinson or Ruth Kerr on 023 80 424006 at your earliest convenience with details (make, model, description etc).