The Eling Tide Mill Experience
The Interactive Visitor Centre and Mill Café aspects of the ETME site are open
to the public throughout the winter months - Wednesday to Sunday 9:30 - 16:00.
The Tide Mill and Shop are Open at the Weekends.
Due to waiting on structural repairs to the wheel frame we are unable to mill.
Please note: we have not produced flour for some time and have none available to buy.
WHO WE ARE
Eling Tide Mill has stood at the centre of life in Eling for centuries. For over 900 years millers have been harnessing the power of the tides in Eling Creek to grind wheat into flour. Today the Grade II* listed tide mill (c. 1785), surrounding riverside walks and adjacent visitor centre and cafe, form The Eling Tide Mill Experience.
A partnership of New Forest District Council (NFDC) and Totton and Eling Town Council have invested in its future after securing a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which included work on all four parts of The Eling Tide Mill Experience. This included essential conservation works of the mill, extending and developing the visitor centre to create a new learning centre and café, and improving access to our outdoor areas of Goatee Beach and Bartley Water.
Visitors are able to see the power of the tide turning the water wheel and powering the millstones; explore our history in the new interactive exhibition; stroll along Eling Creek shoreline and relax with a coffee in our brand new Mill café.
PLANNING YOUR VISIT
Spring Hours 03 February - 01 April 2024
The Eling Experience - Café & Discovery Room open Wednesday - Sunday 9.30am - 4.00pm
The Tide Mill - Weekends 11.00am - 4.00pm
Summer Hours - 01 April 2024
The Eling Experience - The Mill, Discovery Room & Café
Wednesday - Sunday 10.30am - 5pm
Winter Hours 21 October 2023 - 03 February 2024
The Eling Experience - Café & Discovery Room - (The Mill & Shop are closed)
Wednesday - Sunday 9.30am - 4pm
Our walks are accessible all year.
Winter & Spring Tickets for the Discovery Room
Adult (16yrs+): £3.00
Concessions & Seniors: £2.20
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children): £9.00
For other family tickets available, see membership offer.
Summer and Weekend Tickets include admission to the Eling Tide Mill and Discovery Room
Adult (16yrs+): £7.50
Concessions & Seniors: £5.60
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children): £19.00
Other family tickets available, see more information.
Café and Walks
Dogs are permitted inside our buildings and in our outside areas.
Due to waiting on structural repairs to the wheel frame
we are unable to mill.
When we are able to mill the machinery can only turn at low water. Milling times will be added once we have more information.
For further information please contact the Eling Tide Mill Experience during our open hours on 023 8086 9575.
How to find us
We are located at the heart of Eling, on Eling Hill by the toll bridge.
The Eling Tide Mill Experience is easily accessible via car, foot or public transport.
There is a free car park located on the opposite side of the toll bridge.
You can reach the car park by first coming to the mill and then driving over the toll bridge. Or by going direct to the car park by following the brown signs.
The Eling Tide Mill Experience is a great day out for families, but also for educational groups too.
Our Activity Room is the perfect base for school visits and group outings.