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Calbourne Water Mill & Rural Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Interesting mill, but at a price

If you are able to climb old wooden stairs and duck around a bit this is a very interesting mill... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Fun day out for all!

We visited yesterday as we passed the day before and little one of wanted to try out the crazy... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
sophie m
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Newport Road, Calbourne PO30 4JN, England
+44 1983 531227
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We went here during half term and there was nobody there apart from a couple of families. God knows how you could spend a whole day here it’s awful. £25 to get in with a free return but the return just not worth it as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We happened to pass this place and it looked interesting so headed back the next day. We had never heard of it nor seen any adverts. It definitely deserves more advertising as it's well worth a visit. The water mill and museum are lovely to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bob-Caz-Eva
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Group of 4 of us turned up for a cream tea at about 3.30 pm. Having noticed the place closed at 5 pm we thought we would have a nice cream scone and a relaxing cup of tea. We paid for our items and took...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JapO4
Reviewed 3 October 2018

If you are able to climb old wooden stairs and duck around a bit this is a very interesting mill with surprisingly ingenious features. But the entry price is not justified. True, there is a cafeteria but that would not be a reason for visiting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank adrianjohn
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Really enjoyed the demo of how the mill works. Nice to see how our forefathers managed without the trusty supermarket the get their bread.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Excited when I arrived to see peacocks and beautiful scenery. Museum was interesting. But overall we wished we hadn't visited. Too many charges,including £10 a person entrance, £1.50 for animal feed they don't even want, £6 for golf and potentially £7 each for a boat...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Hannah L
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Been here several times, as a couple. With the grandkids and with our parents. This place fit's all the bills. A lovely, beautiful place to visit as a couple. Boating and crazy golf for the kids. nostalgic museums to keep the oldies happy. Nice café....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter F
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We visited yesterday as we passed the day before and little one of wanted to try out the crazy golf, so glad we came back as we spent the whole day there. Lady on the front desk was very welcoming and helpful. Lots to explore...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sophie m
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Visited on a Sunday afternoon in August. We expected the mill to be operating or at a minimum the wheel to be turning. Nope. We also expected someone to describe the mill to us or answer our questions. Nope. We got a couple of signs...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 12 September 2018

The buildings and the setting are lovely, but that is it, it is SO run down. The museum side of the War memorabilia, and household items was very interesting. The mill building looks like it needs a good clear out of cobwebs, dust and muck...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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19 July 2017|
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Response from Mandy S | Reviewed this property |
The Pedalos and punts were £7.50 for 30 mins and the crazy golf was £3 per player
Lay J
31 March 2016|
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Response from ScotinEngland | Reviewed this property |
10 pounds for adult. 6 pounds for 10 year old
27 September 2015|
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Response from annemJ4848NU | Reviewed this property |
Wartime museum. Also a museum with very old domestic appliances I.e . Fridges, cookers, typewriters, etc. Lots of old farm equipment.