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 www.farfieldmill.org/whats-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.
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.
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.