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The Eling Tide Mill Experience


This unique and historic site with its interactive museum and Mill Café, remains fully open

to the public throughout the winter months - Wednesday to Sunday 10:30 - 17:00.


The Tide Mill is open Saturdays and Sundays ONLY

with all aspects of The Mill available to be visited.


However, please note we are currently unable to mill any flour or operate the machinery

due to waiting on structural repairs to the wheel frame.


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.


Opening times

The Eling Experience - Eling Tide Mill, Café & Visitor Centre

Summer Hours

Wednesday - Sunday 10.30am - 5pm 

until 20 October 2023

Winter Hours

Weekends only 11am - 4pm

 From 21 October 2023


Our walks are accessible all year.


Tickets include admission to the
Eling Tide Mill and Visitor Centre

Adult (16yrs+): £7.50

Children: £4.50

Concessions & Seniors: £5.75

Family (2 adults & up to 3 children): £19.00

Other family tickets available, see more information.

Café and walks

Free admission

The Mill

When we are able to mill the machinery can only turn at low water.  Milling times will be detailed below.

Please note that on some days we will be turning the machinery but not producing flour.

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.

Group visits

The Eling Tide Mill Experience is a great day out for families, but also for educational groups too.

Our John Chandler Activity Room is the perfect base for school visits and group outings.

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