Newmills Corn and Flax Mills Highlights (4)
Step back in time and investigate the workings of a restored mill. The guides at Newmills are full of information and love to present it in an enthusiastic and engaging way. Take one of our guided tours and witness history coming to life.
Our state-of-the-art audiovisual presentation features stories of the people associated with the mills. It will give you a real flavour of what life was like for those who provided the raw materials for the linen industry, the backbone of Ulster’s Victorian economy, and crucial food supplies for the population.
A series of excellent wall panels gives insight into the story of Newmills. Discover the site’s complex history – how from small beginnings it expanded and diversified, eventually including a public house, a scutcher’s cottage, a forge and a grocery export business. You are sure to be captivated by the many-faceted history of this extraordinary place.
A visit to Newmills is a rare opportunity for a first-hand look at the technology that powered the Industrial Revolution. Marvel at the huge working mill wheel – one of the largest working waterwheels in the country – while strolling around this atmospheric site.