Educational Trips

We welcome visits from schools, home schooling groups, groups with Special Educational Needs and adults in education. We can offer a wide range of topics, activities, skills and experiences to engage and educate in a practical and lively way.

Schools Workshops

An opportunity for students to gain first-hand, a wide range of cross-curricular experiences including Design & Technology, STEM, History and Art. Check out our schools’ programme here.


Inset Days

We can offer teachers the opportunity to visit the Mill and learn textile skills linked to the national curriculum. Alternatively, we are a fantastic venue for a team building day, get in touch to find out more.



We are proud to be working in partnership with schools and settings on their Artsmark Award journey. By supporting Artsmark settings, we’re helping put the arts at the heart of education, inspiring young people to create, experience and participate in high quality arts and culture. Find out more about Artsmark at To find out how we can support your Artsmark journey, please get in touch.


Lunch at the mill

We can provide a sandwich buffet lunch for groups if booked in advance, or you can bring packed lunches to be eaten outside or in our activity space.


Goody bags

In addition to the visit we can offer goody bags which include items from the shop at a small additional cost of £3+ VAT per student.


Book your educational visit

We offer a range of workshops for schools to choose from. Each workshop lasts an hour and includes a variety of hands-on activities which have been developed to meet your curriculum needs. We are also happy to work with you to design your perfect package and can tailor our sessions across the key stages.

A sample full day schedule would be as follows:

10:00am arrival & introduction

10:15am workshop 1

11:15am break

11:30am workshop 2

12:30pm lunch

1:00pm workshop 3

2:00pm depart


Please see our Schools Programme for details on all of the workshops we currently offer.

One Session£4.00 + VAT per child
Two Sessions £4.50 +VAT per child
Three Sessions£5.00 + VAT per child
Accompanying adults FREE

Once we have confirmed all of the details with you, we will send you a booking confirmation pack, which we will ask you to sign and return to confirm your booking. We require all schools to book in advance. Please note that when booking your visit, it is fine if your numbers are estimates. We will confirm your exact final numbers of pupils and adults on the day of your visit.

Booking Enquiry Form


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    Coach Parking

    There is a designated coach parking space in the public carpark next to the Mill and Gill Nethercott Centre.

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    We accept payment in advance by cash, card or cheque.
    Or we can supply an invoice following the visit.

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    If for any reason you have to cancel your visit, please get in touch and we will attempt to rearrange your booking where possible. Please give us as much advanced warning as possible.

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    Risk Assessment

    The Mill provides a safe and enjoyable day out for all educational groups. Our risk assessment guidance sheet provides an outline of potential risks and will be included in your booking confirmation pack. We recommended all educational leaders complete their own risk assessment prior to their visit, please contact us to arrange a free pre-visit if required.

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    Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we have been able to greatly improve access to the Mill, more information about our access and facilities can be found here.

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    We are both a working mill and museum so in order to ensure the safety of your students and the enjoyment of our general visitors, we ask that your students are supervised at all times.