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Address: Shrewsbury, England
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Came across the mill by chance one Saturday and saw that the visitor centre was open. Really enjoyed our visit especially having the opportunity to go inside the main building and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
KateC222
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came across the mill by chance one Saturday and saw that the visitor centre was open. Really enjoyed our visit especially having the opportunity to go inside the main building and see the very first iron framed building - the forerunner of all the skyscrapers.

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Thank KateC222
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Massive part of shrewsbury history. Shame it's in the the state it in and nothing has been done sooner. Should have more open days to let people see the inside

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Thank Matt C
Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

this has always been an interesting building and big part of Shrewsbury history, its a shame its been left to root, but you cant get in as all fenced off

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Thank kirsty g
Shrewsbury
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

So much money has been spent on consultants etc for this lovely old and unique building leaving very little to spend on its long overdue restoration. I would like to know just how much has been spent on non productive work and I may just enquire about the Dithering at Ditherington!

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Thank raygraham1945
Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had a guided tour of the building. There was a great light show the younger children enjoyed and lots of interesting historic displays suitable for all ages. There is a bat colony living in the building and we had an interesting conversation with the person responsible for looking after them.

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Thank Mary B
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

One of if not the oldest Flax Mills in the World! Each visit different as work continues on huge Project to make it into a Visitor Centre! Plenty of Guides around to explain the tremendous Historic value of this site! Well worth a visit! Only open at certain times so need to check before going!

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Thank Godfrey J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This place very interesting to visit and I recommend anyone who visit the town to give a look out and go on a tour they do have some tours within the year.

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Thank AMG1989
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The last one was fantastic - a wonderful light show/music/dance in the silo, insights into flax spinning and weaving, and textile heritage, tours, arts exhibition, kids entertainment, food, coffee. Amazing for a derelict building. And they are doing it again on 13th and 14th September. Don't miss it! And it is Free!

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Thank Maralyn H
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a 200 year old derelict building sadly, which means it's not as accessible as it might be. That said a tour gives great insight into the cutting edge technology that went into making it the first iron framed building in the world. There's also a lot to be learned about the social history as a Victorian Flax Mill... More 

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1 Thank Patrick B
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Historically, nationally and internationally important as the first iron framed brick building ever. -Think reinforced concrete skyscrapers. BUT plans to restore this with a large grant successfully applied form, seem not to move at all in terms of visible progress and the building remains derelict with nowhere to park and it is ais a long way from anywhere else you... More 

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