Gayle Mill

Gayle Mill
Gayle Mill, Mill Lane, Gayle
Hawes
North Yorkshire
DL8 3RZ
England

Website

www.gaylemill.org.uk

E-mail

General enquiries

admin@gaylemill.org.uk

Telephone

Gayle Mill Office

01969 667320

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Victorian Lathe
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Gayle Mill began life as a Georgian cotton mill. Via wool and flax, it became a 19th century sawmill, and is fully restored complete with Victorian water-powered machinery. In a stunning location in the Yorkshire Dales, the Mill is popular for its heritage skills courses and bespoke creation of wooden artefacts. Significant collections of historic wood working tools and other seasonal displays.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Industrial heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

We welcome visitors during our open season to explore the Mill under the guidance of our Volunteer Tour Guides.

Standard Tours (approximately 1 hour)
14 April – 5 October Sunday - Friday 1pm and 3pm


Demonstration Tours (approximately 2 hours)
Every first Sunday in the month: a fascinating demonstration of our water-powered Victorian Machinery.
1st Sunday of the Month – All Year 11am and 2.30pm

Throughout the year
Heritage skills courses including wood carving, dry-stone walling, blacksmithing, willow-weaving, felt-making



To book your place on a tour, simply turn up ten minutes before a tour time,or call 01969 667320 or email admin@gaylemill.org.uk. You can also buy tickets for Gayle Mill at The Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes.

Admission charges

Adults (age 16 plus) £6.00
Child Free
Demo Tours (including light refreshments)
Adults £12.00
Children Free

Getting there

Public Transport

See www.yorkshiretravel.net - Dales & District Services 156/157 stop at the gate.

Public Car Parks

Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes, Gayle Lane, Wensleydale Creamery

On Foot

2 minutes from Wensleydale Creamery, turn left and walk to the top of the lane and cross the bridge. Mill is on your left

Additional info

Access

There is level wheelchair access to the ground floor (reception and workshop). There are stairs to the lower-ground floor and first floor. As Gayle Mill is a grade II* listed building, there is no lift between the three floors.

Audio-visual system

For visitors with mobility difficulties and wheelchair users, there is a video of "inaccessible" parts of the tour.

Refreshments

Self service drinks are available on the first floor.

WC

There is one unisex wheelchair-accessible toilet for the use of all visitors.

Gift Shop

A wide range of heritage crafted products from wood and textiles and for home and garden are on sale, all made from locally seasoned or reclaimed timber. We also make items to order including benches, fencing, gates, and traditional huts.

Dogs

Only guide dogs are allowed in the Mill.

Collection details

Architecture, Industry, Social History

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of blacksmith

An Introduction to Blacksmithing

  • 8 June 2014 10:30am-4:30pm
  • 14 September 2014 10:30am-4:30pm

Adrian Wood is an expert Blacksmith well-known to enthusiasts at Gayle Mill. His courses are always very popular because his tuition style- a blend of expla
nation and demonstration- makes the process of hot forging and shaping the steel seem so easy! Every one attending this course works with their own forge an d
has an opportunity to learn how to spread, bend, taper, split, hot punch, and thicken steel in a full day’s workshop which will include a much-needed hearty lunch!

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£85.00 per person.

Flowers

Plant Supports and Garden Structures

  • 26 April 2014 10am-4pm

We’re lucky to catch experts Steve and Simone before they head off to Tatton Park, Hampton Court and Chelsea! Enjoy an inspiring day of techniques for making garden structures, willow edgings and plant supports. You’ll master some simple techniques of weaving and preparing willow rods and walk away with your own garden supports and structures to help you get your garden in bloom!

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£65.00.

Victorian Wood working machinery

Photographing Gayle Mill after hours

  • 17 May 2014 7-10:30pm

Bring your camera and as evening darkens into night, learn how to photograph the Georgian Mill's atmospheric water-powered machines in a variety of light conditions. Expert tuition and a tasty supper are included in the ticket price.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£25.00 to include course tuition, supper and materials. Please bring your own camera

Stone wall

Dry Stone Walling

  • 31 May 2014 10:30am-4:30pm

Under the tuition of GMT’s Chairman and local farmer, William Lambert, a real hands-on course introducing the traditional methods of Dales dry stone walling. A hearty and much- needed lunch and gloves, of course, provided! The only course of this kind in the Dale!

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£35.00 per person.

Roofing slate

Introduction to Stone Slate Roofing

  • 14 June 2014 10:30am-4:30pm
  • 16 August 2014 10:30am-4:30pm

This training will take place with practical, hands on demonstrations and tasks working on a wooden frame at ground level. You will learn the principles of the method with your feet safely on the ground. The tutors will provide advice and guidance on how to use your new knowledge safely when working at height if you should undertake any work of this type after the course.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£50.00 per person.

Getting there

Public Transport

See www.yorkshiretravel.net - Dales & District Services 156/157 stop at the gate.

Public Car Parks

Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes, Gayle Lane, Wensleydale Creamery

On Foot

2 minutes from Wensleydale Creamery, turn left and walk to the top of the lane and cross the bridge. Mill is on your left

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