2017 Opening Dates


Roundel transparent white background and edge 97 copyVisitors are welcome at the Mill on Thursday Mornings throughout the year when volunteers are working on site and depending on the level of maintenance activity may be available to give a guided tour.

In 2017 the mill will be open on the first Sunday of each month, when we hold Special Event Days and Open Afternoons.

Opening Date What's On Times
2nd April Open Afternoon 2pm-5pm
7th May Special Event Day 12pm-4pm
14th May National Mills Weekend 2pm-5pm
4th June Open Afternoon 2pm-5pm
2nd July Special Event Day 12pm-4pm
6th August Open Afternoon 2pm-5pm
3rd September Special Event Day 12pm-4pm
1st October Open Afternoon 2pm-5pm

Special Event Days

On Special Event Days we run several regular activities and host varied attractions.  The mill itself is also open, with refreshments, mill gifts and memorabilia available.

A free shuttle bus will be provided (on special event days only) every 20 minutes from The Thatched Inn, Ockley Lane. Groups can also be picked up by shuttle bus from Hassocks Station by prior arrangement.  Please contact us if you are interested.


Open Afternoons

On Open Afternoons volunteers available to give guided tours and serve refreshments.

There is no parking at the mill but it can be reached with a pleasant walk via Oldlands Lane, Keymer, or Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling.


Entry is by a Voluntary Donation of £3 per person or £5 per family.


We always welcome new volunteers to help on these days (this may be on stalls, giving guided tours, serving refreshments etc.), or to contribute to our publicity drives and to support our fund-raising activities.  Fred Maillardet will be very pleased to hear from anyone who feels they could contribute in any way. Tel: 01273 842342.