National Mills Weekend 2017

Three Mills Island
National Mills Weekend
Three Mills Island
Three Mill Lane
Bromley by Bow
E3 3DU

Saturday, 13 May 2017 to Sunday, 14 May 2017
11:00 - 16:00
From £3.00

National Mills Weekend

National Mills Weekend is the annual festival of milling heritage and provides you with a fantastic opportunity to visit mills, many of which are not usually open to the public.

Being the largest tidal mill in the world, and Grade I listed, C18th, The House Mill stands on a medieval man-made island at Three Mills, in the River Lea, on the borders of both Newham and Tower Hamlets.  

Visit four of the five floors, learn about the importance of its place in the Lower Lee Valley and its role in the Industrial Revolution. The building is run by an entirely volunteer charity, and you will hear of its plans to return the Mill to working order, and the exciting initiatives that will be possible as a result of this further restoration project.   

It is a “hidden” gem, and although open regularly for a range of activities and guided tours, it is still largely unknown. Guided tours of this iconic building are on Sundays from May and October, from 11:00 until 16:00. 

Top tips

  • Enjoy freshly prepared hot and cold food and refreshments at the adjoining Miller's House Café

  • Parking is available at Tesco at Three Mills. Please note the parking limit is 3 hours. For more information on how to park here for free please speak to a member of The House Mill staff on arrival of your visit

  • Please wear warm clothing as The House Mill has no central heating

  • Please do not wear high heels

Getting here

By bus: the 448 and 108 stop outside Tesco; D8 and 25 stop at Bow flyover (5 minute walk).

Tube/DLR: the nearest DLR stations are Abbey Road (16 minute walk), Bow Church (14 minute walk), Devons Road (19 minute walk), Pudding Mill Lane (19 minute walk), and Stratford High Street (18 minute walk).

By car: the Tesco car park opposite has limited public car parking.  We strongly advise that you travel by train or bus.


No need to book, simply turn up and enjoy. For large tour bookings or to speak with The House Mill direct.


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