Home of Shirley’s 1857 Bone and Flint Mill: The Only
Operational Steam Powered Potters’ Mill in the World

We are open to the public on most Fridays from 11.00 to 3.30pm from March to November. Admission to the museum and mill £6.00 adults or £10.00 for a guided tour (subject to availability). Under 16s free when with a paying adult.

Due to preparing for our Summer Steaming weekend the museum will be closed on Friday 26th July 2024.  

Please check before travelling as we may not be able to admit the public if essential maintenance is taking place.

In 2024 the mill will be in steam from 12.30pm to 4.30pm during the weekends of: 1st/2nd June; 27th/28th July; 7th/8th September; 19th/20th October, when the engine will be driving the mill.  At other times visits may be booked by contacting 07900 267711 OR info@etruriamuseum.org.uk. Bookings accepted subject to volunteer availability.

The museum is managed, maintained and operated by Shirley’s Bone and Flint Mill Volunteers CIO, a registered charity that owns the mill.

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See Engine and Mill in Steam

See 1857 mill in operation driven by the 1820s beam engine with steam generated with a 1903 locally built Cornish boiler.