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Crabble Corn Mill
Lower Road
River
DOVER
Kent    CT17 0UY

Telephone: 01304 823292
(Telephone:  01304 823710
when the Mill is closed)

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Opening Hours

Easter to September
Saturday and Sunday
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

October to Easter

CLOSED
Except for pre-arranged bookings
and listed events

Maintenance staff will be at the
Mill Sunday to Thursday 9 a.m.
to 2 pm  should you require
assistance or event tickets

 

Self-guiided Tours
Adults - £4.00
Over 60 Concession/
Students/Children - £3.00
Family (2 adult, 2 Children) - £11.00

Guided Tours
Adults - £5.00
Over 60 Concession/
Students/Children - £3.50
Family (2 adult, 2 children) - £13.00

Last tours will commence
at 3:30 pm

Open all year around
for pre-booked parties

Practical History, Science, Technology and Biology.
A stimulus for Art, Craft, Drama and Creative Writing.

 

Tourism and The Environment Award

Crabble Corn Mill won the South East "Tourism & The Environment" award for the quality of its tours and milling demonstrations - it shows a past way of life using technology in tune with the environment. One of the best complete working watermills in Europe, it uses the power of flowing water to make flour for bread, the staple diet of ordinary people for centuries. Life-size models on several floors help show the reality of working life at the mill - ideal for work on "Victorians".

 

School and College Visits

On arrival we split your class into groups of about 15, each with a guide to follow the activities planned.

  • displays explain how the mill works
  • hand grinding stones for pupils to grind their own flour
  • a knowledgeable guide for each group - tour takes about 90 minutes
  • a miller will start the machinery working just for your group*
  • cloakroom and toilets inside
  • excellent downloadable Resource Book written specially for teachers (click HERE) - with copiable material included - the Resource Book is also available in various formats on CD-Rom on request
  • your pupils can touch samples of the products at each stage
  • picnic space in the gardens next to the Mill (weather permitting)

*We cannot guarantee that the historic machinery will be in working order or that there will be sufficient water in the river on the day of your visit.

Inexpensive: £2.50 per pupil, supervising adults FREE (1 per 10 pupils) for groups of 15 or more. The Teacher's Resource Book is only £5.00; information sheets 40p each. Please ask if you want the Tearoom to be open.

Teachers - have a look first. FREE family ticket, available on application, to enable a pre-visit tour during normal opening. Staff will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have. We will also provide you with a second FREE family ticket for you to use in your next PTA raffle. All told worth £18.00.

Health & Safety Risk Assessment - Click here to view or download our Hazard and Risk Assessment Survey (pdf document).

Hands-on History - with the story of Flour Milling from the Stone Age onwards. Social history from the original Mill founded by 13th Century monks to the existing Georgian building with all its 19th Century equipment intact - and working! Principals of mechanics and engineering are brought to life, as are the characters who worked at the Mill.

Environmental Studies - The Mill environs include the Mill Pond, stretches of the River Dour (a fast-flowing chalk stream), gardens and wooded areas, all preserved as a wildlife sanctuary.  These give ample opportunities for study, in a range of habitats, including bird watching, pond dipping and plant surveys etc.

Creative Work - The buildings, the grounds, the village of River and their history are an ideal source of stimulus for creative writing and drama, whilst Art and Craft work is bound to flow from the diverse images in and around the Mill.

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