Walford Mill Crafts

Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for contemporary craft and is also is shifting its focus to encompass the environment and community, building on the 'sense of place' which is so important to all who live and work in the South West. The historic mill building on the banks of the River Allen houses a shop and gallery offering a wide range of exceptional products handmade by local makers and those from further afield. There are also a number of on-site makers at The Mill, including a silk weaver and printmaker, with more joining soon. With the river on one side and the millstream on the other, the mill grounds provide opportunities for activities for visitors of all ages, or for simply relaxing and watching the wildlife. Walford Mill Education Trust is a registered charity which aims to promote crafts and making through events, classes, and exhibitions and by providing working space for established and emerging makers.


01202 841400


Venue address
Walford Mill Crafts Stone Lane
BH21 1NL
East Dorset

Other information

All year
Term Time
School Holidays
Opening times
Tue: 10:00-17:00
Wed: 10:00-17:00
Thu: 10:00-17:00
Fri: 10:00-17:00
Sat: 10:00-17:00
Sun: 11:00-16:00
Additional Information
Visit website to see what programmes we are running. This service accepts the Dorset Max Card for families of children and young people who are disabled, young carers, children in care and some care leavers: www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/maxcard.
Age Range
7 years 0 months


Parking availability information
Disabled parking bays are available in the main car park and staff are always happy to help in any way we can.
Toilet facility information
Toilet facilities are fully accessible for wheelchair users. Baby change facilities are also available.
Other Facilities
The ground floor of the shop, the gallery, courtyard area and Café are fully accessible. Visitors with disabilities can also access the mezzanine floor by lift, where our on-site weaver resides, as well as the upper shop level and till. Visitors with buggies and pushchairs are welcome, with ramped access throughout the ground floor and courtyard.

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Address: Walford Mill Crafts  Stone Lane  Wimborne  Dorset