Attraction in Beetham
The Mill is a fully restored working water-driven corn mill housed in a building of 1740.All the machinery is driven by a 14ft diam. high breast shot waterwheel. Water is drawn from the River Bela above a natural waterfall. A fish ladder goes through a natural cave beside the falls.
There is a gallery dedicated to "Baking" on the top floor of the mill. A permanent exhibition details the 900 years of milling on the site. Milling Demonstrations, Cereal Products on sale.
The Museum of Papermaking was founded in 1988 to commemorate the 500 years of papermaking in England. It attempts to show the history of papermaking, ancient and modern, by illustrations, photographs artifacts and associated material. Occasional demonstrations of hand making of paper.
Nearest UK Airport: Manchester
Months Open: 1 April to 30 September 11 am to 5pm. Tuesday-Sunday Open Bank Holidays
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Admission Price: Adults: £2
Gift Shop: Yes
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