Whitchurch Silk Mill

Basingstoke and Deane

Type:Water Mill

Winchester Street, WHITCHURCH, Hampshire, RG28 7AL

Tel: +44 (0) 1256 892 065

Whitchurch Silk Mill


A gem of industrial heritage in beautiful, rural Hampshire, Whitchurch Silk Mill is a 19th century water mill that weaves English silk fabrics using 19th century machinery. The Mill is open to the public and is one of Hampshire's hidden gems.

Whether you're machine-mad, an admirer of silk fabrics, a child learning about the Victorians, or just looking for a delightful day out in Hampshire, Whitchurch Silk Mill has something for you.From the original mill wheel and Victorian machinery, fabulous fabrics on the looms, to a shop to indulge in silk products from the Mill, plus peaceful setting by the River Test, with tearoom for lunch and refreshments - this is a great day out for all.

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Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
2 adults & 3 children Annual Pass£35.00 per ticket
Adult Ticket without Gift Aid£10.00 per ticket
Adult with Gift Aid£11.00 per ticket
Annual Pass£18.00 per ticket
Annual Pass£7.50 per ticket
Child with Gift Aid£5.50 per ticket
Children (5-16) without Gift Aid£5.00 per ticket
Family (up to 2 adults & 3 children) without Gift Aid£22.00 per ticket
Family with Gift Aid£24.20 per ticket
Group Adult£10.00 per ticket
Group Child£5.00 per ticket
Group Senior£9.00 per ticket
Senior & Students Annual Pass£15.00 per ticket
Senior (over 60) and students without Gift Aid£9.00 per ticket
Seniors & Students with Gift Aid£9.90 per ticket



  • Accessible Lift
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - In Gill Nethercott Centre
  • Wheelchair user accessible - We are fully accessible to all and we now have a platform lift to all 3 floors.


  • Catering for groups
  • Catering Provided
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Baby changing
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Event Venue
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Marquee Space Available
  • Open all year round
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Special Opening for Groups by Arrangement
  • Team / Corporate Activities
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance
  • Secure cycle parking

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 2 hours
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Delta
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 50
  • Min group size - 10
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Solo
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Some no smoking areas

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome
  • Educational Groups
  • Information Point

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the A34 southbound (Newbury and Oxford) Please note that the road from the A34 into Whitchurch is closed until further notice. Cars and motor bikes can follow diversion signs or drive on to the A303 junction. Larger vehicles should drive on to the A303 junction (Bullington roundabout) and rejoin the A34 northbound, following the instructions from the A303 given below. • Leave the A34 12 miles south of Newbury for Whitchhurch • After 4 miles, in the centre of Whitchurch, follow Winchester (A34). • Whitchurch Silk Mill is on the right ¼ mile from the centre From the A303 • Leave the A303 for the A34 (Newbury and Winchester) • Take the A34 northbound (Newbury) • After 4 miles leave the A34 for Whitchurch • Whitchurch Silk Mill is on your left ¾ mile after leaving the A34. From London and the M3 • Leave the M3 at Junction 8 (The South West and Andover) • Take the A303 westbound (The South West and Andover) • After 9 miles leave the A303 for the A34 (Newbury and Winchester) • Take the A34 northbound (Newbury) • After 4 miles leave the A34 for Whitchurch • Whitchurch Silk Mill is on your left ¾ mile after leaving the A34. From the south coast and the M3 • Leave the M3 at Junction 9 for the A34 northbound (Oxford and the Midlands) • After 14 miles leave the A34 for Whitchurch • Whitchurch Silk Mill is on your left ¾ mile after leaving the A34.

Public Transport Directions

By train - South West TrainsSouth West trains from Waterloo to Exeter, via Basingstoke and Salisbury. Most trains stop at Whitchurch.The Silk Mill is 15 minutes' walk from the station, just follow the brown pedestrian signs. There's a bus that brings you to a stop opposite the Mill.• Turn left after the road to the station• Turn right at the main road into Newbury Street• Go down the hill to the centre of town, from where the Mill is signposted.For further information on train times visit the South West Trains websiteBy bus - Stagecoach UK Bus• Winchester 12 miles• Basingstoke 14-20 miles• Andover 7 miles


  • Tourism South East Award -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2022/23 - Gold Beautiful South Awards Winners 2022/23 - Gold 2022
  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Bronze Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Bronze 2024

Opening Times

2024 (2 Jan 2024 - 1 Dec 2024)
Tuesday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00*

* Open on Bank Holidays (except Christmas and New Year)

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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