Worsbrough Mill is a 17th century working water mill, the oldest part of which is dated about 1625. Later parts of the mill from the 19th century now house a rare Hornsby Hot Bulb Engine which has recently been restored. The engine was originally used to drive mill stones when water levels in the reservoir were low during periods of drought.
The Mill set in over 240 acres of Country Park, has a designated local nature reserve with fishing, walking and cycling being just a few of the activities to take part in. It has three walks within its boundaries, it is also a good base for the Trans Pennine Trail or other longer walks, leaflets are available at the information point within the mill shop. The 60 acre reservoir built in 1804 originally to keep a head of water in the Worsbrough Spur of the Dearne & Dove Canal is now a haven for wildlife and obtained Local Nature Reserve status in 2002.
During your visit call in to the gift shop selling stone ground flour, milled on site, alongside other cereal products and the locally made 'Worsbrough Mill loaf', local history books, gifts and souvenirs.
Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Welcome to Yorkshire in March 2012 for an exciting project, led by the dedicated site team and volunteers.
The project focuses on the telling the stories of this special place and getting more local people involved in their heritage. It will research the history of the site and produce new display panels and interactives to improve the visitor experience and learning opportunities. A range of new activities will be devised including visits and resources for schools as well as walks, talks and tours for adults and families. There will be lots of opportunities to get involved as a volunteer and develop new skills with training opportunities offered in a range of areas including archive research and leading learning activities.
Car Parking charges apply.
Closed January and February to the public (group bookings by prior arrangement)
March - Sunday's only - 11.00 am to 4.00 pm (last admission 3.45 pm)
(group bookings by prior arrangement)
April to October - Saturday - Wednesday - 11.00am to 4pm (last admission 3.45 pm)
Closed Thursday & Friday (group bookings by prior arrangement)
November to December - Sundays only - 11.00am to 4pm (last admission 3.45 pm)
Free admission (charge for some events).
Worsbrough Country Park Open All Year