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School Visits

We have new and improved heritage displays at Farfield Mill, Sedbergh. The Mill is free entry, and we would love to encourage more school groups to visit. Farfield is a restored Victorian woollen Mill, it ceased production in the early 1990’s after 156 years of textile production.  We would welcome any visits from staff, who are interested in finding out about the Mill and how it may help with their pupils learning. The Mill is open Wednesday to Sunday 10.30am-4pm.

You can download our group visit booklet for schools here

Please telephone on 015396 21958 for more details or to book a group visit. Alternatively, please email us to arrange a visit

School Group Visits Booklet

Find out more about life in a mill at Farfield Mill.

Overlooker supervising women working the power-looms Thomas Allom c1834
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

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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