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Bishops Lydeard Mill is now closed for the season. 
We will open our doors again on Tuesday 4th June 2024 and look forward to seeing you.  

Opening Times


 We are open on the following days between 10.30am and 4.00pm

  • Tuesday to Friday
  • Sunday
  • All Saturdays in August
  • August Bank Holiday Monday


Admission rates (2024)

Adults £7.00
Senior citizens (60+) £6.00
Children £2.50
Family ticket £18.00
Blue badge holder £2.50 (carer £1.50)
Garden only ticket (adult) £2.50
Garden only ticket (child) £1.50

Group rates (10 & over in number)

Adults £8.00  Children £2.00

Talk per group £5.00

(Cost includes a tea or coffee or soft drink and a piece of cake.)

There are special concessionary rates for Tea Room prices for anyone who has purchased a ticket for either the Mill (& garden) or just for the garden.

Garden tickets include seeing the 2 small museums, the gypsy caravan, the shepherds hut, several outdoor displays , the water wheel and a pretty garden...quite a bargain! 

Well behaved dogs on leads and assistance dogs are welcome. 


Credit cards

We now accept cards.  We may be a bit slow operating the machines as most of the staff are volunteers.



We are a Grade 2 listed building and have some limited access places however we do cater for people with limitations by : 

  • Producing a virtual tour DVD of the exhibitions within the mill and its curtilage 
  • Stair-lift from ground level to the stone floor of the mill (about 5 steps) with a wheel chair available on the stone floor (please note the DVD is located on this floor)
  • The Tea Room, Transport museum, gardens, water wheel, ducks, gypsy caravan (and much more) are accessible for wheel chair users / pushchairs 
  • A wheelchair is available to use if anyone requires one 
  • There is access to the Tea Room, Transport museum and Disabled (Baby changing unit) toilet without having to negotiate the wooden bridge with its few steps
  • There are handrails on the route to the Tea Room and Transport museum (alongside the stream)
  • The Mill has handrails on both sides of the stairs for added safety (there are 4 floors altogether)
  • There are audio-guides for visually impaired and clear sign-age for the hard of hearing with touch screens by some exhibits

If you have any questions, please contact us.