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Group Visits

Group Visits

There is so much to see at Farfield Mill whether you are interested in the heritage of the Mill or are keen to see a specific exhibition, groups are always very welcome.
Farfield Mill is a restored Victorian woollen mill which is now run as a creative hub. The Mill ceased woollen production in the early 1990’s after 156 years of producing textiles.

The Exhibition Galleries
The galleries show a changing programme of art and contemporary craft exhibitions. You will find wonderful work on display by local, national, and international artists. Details of the current and future exhibitions can be found on 
In the shop we have a great selection of items to suit all pockets and occasion including greetings cards, locally made toiletries, homewares, and stationery.
Craft Gallery
The Craft Gallery offers a range of beautiful contemporary art and craft made by artists and makers from across Cumbria, the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. Your purchases help to support artists and makers, well as the Mill and its creative programme.
It is the preservation of the Mill which has given us the opportunity to present its history from 1836 to now. Across all four levels you will discover the story of the Mill, the Dover family who built it and the people who worked here. You will see a variety of looms and learn about the processes involved in turning fleece into fabric.
On Thursdays and Fridays our volunteers can usually be found on level four demonstrating heritage crafts.
Artists’ Studios
There are a variety of Resident Artists and Makers who have studios at the Mill. Take a peek in to see painting, printing, jewellery, ceramics and textiles finished and in progress.

Group visits booklet

Free Entry
The Mill offers free entry, but visitors are encouraged to make a donation to help ensure the Mill stays open for future generations. Donations can be made on our website, in the shop and Tea Room or by usings one of the contactless donations points within the Mill.
Anyone wishing to Gift Aid can do so by completing a form at Reception.
The Tea Room at Farfield Mill (lunch served 12-3pm)
The Tea Room offers a range of hot and cold drinks, cakes and traybakes, as well as light lunches such as homemade soups, jacket potatoes, salads, and sandwiches. The menu can be found on the website:
Please phone the Tea Room directly to pre-book your food/reserve tables (015396 28200) in advance of your visit.
If your group is larger than 12 people, group specials are available (prices per person).
Option 1 – Tea/coffee with a selection of traybakes £5.00
Option 2 – Soup and selection of sandwiches with tea/coffee £9
There is always a gluten free and vegan option available but please let us know in advance of any special dietary requirements.
There are disabled parking bays, a lift to all four levels, and accessible toilets on all Levels. Assistance dogs are welcome. If you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact us.
Arriving by Coach
Please let us know if you are arriving by coach so we can reserve space for parking.
Opening Times – Please check
Thank you for your interest in visiting Farfield Mill.
Please email or call us for more information and to book a visit.
Telephone: 015396 21958

Find us

We are situated on the A684 Garsdale to Hawes Road just one mile east of Sedbergh where there is free parking in our car park during normal opening hours. Please note overnight parking is strictly forbidden.

Approaching from the M6: Leave at Junction 37 and drive five miles through stunning Howgills landscape to Sedbergh, England’s Book Town, from where you can follow brown tourist signs to Farfield Mill.

From Hawes: Taking the A684 from Hawes (15 miles), Farfield Mill’s entrance is on the right. Just follow the brown tourist signs.

From Kirkby Lonsdale: Head north on the A683, follow signs to Sedbergh from where you will pick up brown tourist signs to Farfield Mill.

Please take care to follow the brown tourist signs and not Sat Nav.

FREE Parking facilities are available for cars and coaches. If you plan to arrive by coach or minibus, please notify Farfield Mill in advance to arrange set-aside parking. Please note overnight parking is strictly forbidden.

Arriving by public transport: With good planning it’s possible to use buses and trains. We are working with Western Dales Bus service to help visitors use Public transport to visit the Mill. You can find more information on the western dales bus service website. Click here for the website.

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