Bishops Lydeard Mill and Rural Life Museum

Visit a working watermill. Enjoy manikins depicting people milling and working at rural crafts. The museum is close to the West Somerset Railway, so why not arrange a double visit?

Did you know?

The waterwheel weighs over two tonnes yet can be turned from inside the mill using just two fingers.

Address

The Mill House
Mill Lane
Bishops Lydeard
Taunton
Somerset
TA4 3LN

Telephone

01823 432151

Website

www.bishopslydeardmill.co.uk

Price

Admission charges apply

Opening Times

Open May to September

Facilities

  • Audio guides
  • On-site parking
  • Refreshments
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Baby changing facility
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilets
  • Handrails
  • Level access/ramps
  • Limited disabled access
  • Wheelchair on site

Learning

The museum offers group visits for schools and adult groups at a discounted rate. The mill owners can give talks on the history and interesting features of the watermill with a conducted tour. Touch screen interactivities and hands-on-activities are also available.

Research

The museum can assist researchers with enquiries about the collection and local history, please contact the main number for more information.

Commercial Hire & Services

To enquire about using the museum space for your event, please contact the main number for more information.

Collections

  • Agricultural
  • Industrial
  • Social history
  • Transport

Time Periods

  • Victorian
  • Edwardian
  • 20th century
  • Contemporary