Eling Tide Mill has stood at the centre of life in Eling for centuries. For 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) and adjacent heritage centre form the Eling Experience. Now a partnership of New Forest District Council (NFDC) and Totton and Eling Town Council are investing in its future after securing a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The project includes essential conservation of the mill, extending and developing the heritage centre to create a new learning centre and café, and improving access to our outdoor areas of Goatee Beach and Bartley Water.
When we re-open visitors will be able to see the power of the tide turning the water wheel and powering the millstones; hear the story of the mill and millers past in the new interactive exhibition; stroll along Eling Creek shoreline and relax with a coffee in our brand new café.
There will be an exciting programme of activities and events for young and old, and opportunities to become involved.
During the refurbishment project you can keep up to date with progress on the project and community events and activities.
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