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The Old Mill Museum

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The Old Mill Museum

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Mill Lane Gloucestershire, Lower Slaughter GL54 2HX England
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Cotswolds Trails and Villages Tour
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Cotswolds Trails and Villages Tour

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Immerse yourself in the Cotswolds with this one-day tour that gets you off the road and onto the trails! Visiting Broadway Tower, Broadway and Bourton-on-the-Water as a minimum, this tour provides additional walking opportunities to explore the picture-perfect villages of Lower and Upper Slaughter on foot.<br><br>Highlights: <br>- Easy walk to Broadway Tower for panoramic views and red deer sightings<br>- Take the minibus to Broadway, or walk from Broadway Tower following The Cotswold Way<br>- Free time in Broadway to explore and take lunch at your leisure<br>- Stay and explore beautiful Bourton-on-the-Water, or take a circular guided walk to the pretty villages of Lower and Upper Slaughter<br><br>Between stops, travel the narrow country lanes, while your friendly local driver-guide brings the Cotswolds to life with a fun live commentary.<br><br>Tour includes a pick-up from Stratford-upon-Avon or Moreton-in-Marsh railway station, enabling an easy connection by train London,&#xa0;Reading, Oxford, Worcester or Birmingham.
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Sam M wrote a review Dec 2020
Aylesbury, United Kingdom691 contributions94 helpful votes
As you edge round a blind corner on the waters edge coughing loudly in case someone else maybe about to do the same from the other side, the stream quiet gentle trickle reveals a grand majestic water mill. On close inspection you are politely asked by a notice to ensure clean boots before entering which is facilitated by a thick brush hanging on a chain near a sloped concrete dip into the stream. With clean boots and mask in place we were permitted entry into the shop or museum or perhaps both. Whilst small it's crammed with oddities for any personality if you look long enough and it's a real joy to just browse. Came away with handmade lambs wool soap and a little map. On exit back round the bend of the stream some beautiful cottage gardens finish the view which could find a place in any miss Marple novel.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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hmh707 wrote a review Nov 2020
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom4 contributions
We've visited this lovely old mill museum/gift shop twice this year as we were going past. Beautiful old mill and lovely to see it being preserved, but it's main focus is being a gift shop and I wouldn't recommend going a long distance just to visit this. It's really a gift shop in an old mill at the moment. On both occasions we found the staff a little strange and I wasn't surprised to discover reviewers who have been upset by them. We didn't have children with us but this is a museum listed under "children's museums" which won't allow under 11's at the moment and apparently only well-behaved over 11's, so if you are a family then I wouldn't go while that is the case.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Austinallegro1London wrote a review Oct 2020
London23 contributions13 helpful votes
I was refused entry for displaying a disability exemption badge and lanyard rather than wearing a mask. This is contrary to HM government guidelines and may also be a breach of the Disability Act 2010. We will not be visiting again.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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John M wrote a review Oct 2020
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom63 contributions17 helpful votes
Lovely little mill museum in the heart of Lower Slaughter; with a better-than-average range of local produce and souvenirs.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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MikeyG53 wrote a review Oct 2020
Emersons Green, United Kingdom996 contributions123 helpful votes
A quick review to acknowledge our visit to this museum in Lower Slaughter, near Stow-on-the-Wold in the beautiful Cotswolds. We were on a short break, to celebrate my birthday, and staying in the nearby village of Blockley. Lower Slaughter is another 1,000 year old village amongst many others in this very attractive AONB. The Museum is housed in the old mill on the banks of the River Eye, once flour was milled here by water and by steam power (hence the chimney stack). There are records in the Doomsday book confirming that a mill has existed in this locale for about 1,000 years. Flour was last milled here in 1958 and since then it was a family-run Bakery, Post Office and Shop for 33 years, and after a three year closure it reopened as a Museum and Shop and that continues 25 years on to this day. The museum has a collection of vintage machinery and we understand that the millstones can be viewed by removing the floorboards in the milling room. Other historical flour milling and bread-making kit and equipment are on view. The shop offers an array of fancy goods, gifts, paintings, books, wool and silk and leather clothing, luggage and bags, preserved foodstuffs, and garden stoneware but to name a few. We wandered around for about 25 minutes and almost bought some leather bags but we decided we needed to assess required sizes first before committing to a purchase that would have been between £100 and £150. It was an enjoyable visit, and the lady shop keeper was pleasant, but we did find the shop’s continuous jazz and crooning music from the mid-20th Century a bit wearing on the nerves. Once the restrictions are lifted and guided tours of the mill recommence we hope we will be able to return and find out more.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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