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We visited at the end of September with our collie Burt when we got off the West Somerset Railway... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Farmersdaughter35
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
Time stood still, except the wheel on the mill.

We visited this lovely museum as we got the steam train from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard. The... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
vicky73111
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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

We visited at the end of September with our collie Burt when we got off the West Somerset Railway. What a gem, the lovely chaps were kind enough to dog sit Burt while we looked around the watermill. Its the best kept museum that I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We visited this lovely museum as we got the steam train from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard. The exhibits of olden day scenes are great, a real insight into how they used to live. Our son loved grinding oats with the pestle and mortar, it's very...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

Whenever we are in this part of Somerset we usually visit the mill at Bishops Lydeard as it can be easily combined with a trip on the West Somerset railway. We have always enjoyed our visits and it has been pleasing to watch how this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Yvonne B, Owner at Bishops Lydeard mill, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you for your visit and kindly comments! We try to add something new each year and are delighted that you want to come back each time you are in the area. AS a Grade 2 listed building there are some restrictions on what we...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018

Had a lovely couple of hours looking at a small piece of history. Excellently displayed workings of the mill and transport. Quite steep stairs inside but managed well by my 79 yr old mum. Had a lovely scone, cream and jam with 2 mugs of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Yvonne B, Owner at Bishops Lydeard mill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thank you for your comments...we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Have found a lovely recipe for scones using lemonade! Glad you found a parking space 5 minutes away...but we do allow parking in our garden and can tell people of other close spots where...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Today we made a special journey by steam train to visit Bishops Lydeard and Mill Museum. After paying £18 for a family ticket we were hoping for great things. Unfortunately it didn't deliver and left us very disappointed and ripped off. We tried to look...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Yvonne B, Owner at Bishops Lydeard mill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

We are really sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to us. We have spent many years collecting and collating information and artefacts to try and preserve some of the rural crafts and way of life....but not everyone is as interested in this as...More

Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

My 6 year old loves water wheels and mills so this was a must do when we got the steam train to Bishops Lydeard. The mill is a short walk (10 mins) from the station through a lovely village. Upon arrival at the mill we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Yvonne B, Owner at Bishops Lydeard mill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Thank you for responding...we are delighted that you enjoyed the visit..... our primary aim is to support the various charities but obviously we are delighted if our visitors really enjoy our efforts as well. We too hope we will see you again as we try...More

Reviewed 16 July 2018

After reading the reviews on this museum we obviously missed out due to the museum not having a card payment facility which in this modern era does annoy me big style. The rating on this museum is purely to allow me to submit this review...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Yvonne B, Owner at Bishops Lydeard mill, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

I am so sorry that we do not comply with the modern form of payment but it is fairly costly and we are running for charity. We pick up all the utility bills, council tax and every item in the collection is given by us...More

Reviewed 26 June 2018

Have been meaning to visit this attraction since we moved here last October(busy decorating new house) This Mill is absolutely brilliant, the level of interest, quality, displays and presentation is worthy of a medal, There is so much to see and read, you could spend...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Yvonne B, Owner at Bishops Lydeard mill, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

I promise I didn't pay this gentleman to write such a review but we are delighted that he made the visit and enjoyed it and I trust he will enjoy living in or near our village as well...thank you for the review!

Reviewed 25 June 2018

£6 for senior to visit and all profits go to charity. It was a really lovely visit. Very friendly volunteer staff in the mill and tearooms. When visitors arrive they set the mill to work.Gypsy caravans and other items in the beautiful gardens. There is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Yvonne B, Owner at Bishops Lydeard mill, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Good to read your comments and even happier that our volunteer staff made you so welcome Each charity supplies different people on their 'day' of the week and we have found them all to be lovely folk. our car park is generally big enough for...More

Reviewed 23 June 2018

So much to see and do. Nice video giving history of the mill and then 3 floors of interest showing the way flour was ground and also about rural history. Nice well planned displays. One word of warning - you have to climb ladder type...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Cara P
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Yes...especially if they are well behaved! We have a couple od dog drinking bowls as well.
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Our opening times are published on the website but we open each day (except Monday...only open Bank Holidays....& Saturday...open on Sat. in August....from 10.30 - 4.00pm Last teas served at 3.30
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