Coronavirus news - 13th July 2020

Farfield Mill will be reopening to the public on Friday 17 July. They will only be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday to start with, but the whole Mill will be open including the Tea Room. Free entry will temporarily be offered to all visitors. They will be partaking in the Government’s track and trace so will require all visitors to the Mill to provide contact details and they will only be taking card payments for the time being.

Many of the Resident Artists are able to supply their art and craft directly, please visit the Resident Artist section on he Farfield Mill website which will provide links to their websites where available.

We aim to keep this information as up to date as possible but the Coronavirus situation is constantly changing and you should contact the establishment directly if you want more up to date information.

Farfield Mill walkOriginally built by local businessman Joseph Dover in 1837, Fairfield Mill, was one of five working mills in Sedbergh. After his death in 1839 his two sons James and John carried on the business, which stayed in the family over 100 years, with textile production continuing on the site for over 200 years until the mid-1992 when the mill closed.

In 1993 a local group established by members of the community began fundraising to purchase the Mill to preserve Sedbergh’s textile heritage. Today, Fairfield Mill is a fully restored Victorian woollen mill, the only working mill left in the Western Dales, complete with its working original Hutchinson & Hollingworth Dobcross looms.

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Alongside this the Mill is also home to one of the UK’s leading venues for textile arts, a vibrant community of 20 resident artisan makers, with a further 60 makers showcasing traditional and contemporary arts and crafts on site.

Throughout the year visitors can explore the Heritage displays, experience the working looms in action, discover the regularly changing exhibitions, take part in the regular craft workshops and demonstrations, as well as having the chance to purchase arts and crafts from the array of artists and makers on site, as well as enjoying a cuppa and a slice of cake in the café.

For more information visit www.farfieldmill.org