Walford Mill Crafts

Walford Mill Crafts
Stone Lane
BH21 1NL






01202 841400


01202 840132

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Exterior of Mill building
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Step inside our historic mill building and discover a diverse range of high quality contemporary craft by local, national and international makers.

Walford Mill Crafts offers a programme of stimulating and engaging exhibitions, showcasing the talent of many skilled craftspeople.

Our dedicated education team run a range of workshops for adults and children whilst our friendly shop team seek out wonderful craftwork to tempt you.

Take a break in our Bistro, enjoy our millstream settting and make time to meet our resident makers in their studio spaces.

With so much to see and do here at the Mill we hope you will find many things to delight you whether this is your first visit or one of many.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Industrial heritage site, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Mon - Sat 10:00-17:00
Sun 11:00 - 16:00

Admission charges

Entrance FREE

Additional info

Disabled access to Gallery, Gallery Shop and Bistro.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Alys Power mixed media necklace

Unfold - Exploring the Process of Collaboration

  • 5 April — 18 May 2014 *on now

This show focuses on makers who have embraced the ideas of experimentation and sharing of knowledge in new collaborative ways as well as the evolution of 'making' when collaborating.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
Textile portrait by Jenni Dutton

Dresses and Darnings

  • 24 May — 6 July 2014

From a collection of Conceptual Clothing pieces to the Mosaic series, where reclaimed objects and broken china are assembled onto mannequin-like figure, Jenni has experimented with different approches including mixed media textiles, sculpture, installation and painting. Her current proccupation with the complexities of the mother/daughter relationship can be seen in the Dementia Darnings, large woven portraits of the artist's mother from childhood to old age.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
Anya Keeley owl

In the Dead of night

  • 12 July — 31 August 2014

This exhibition highlights work created by makers who are inspired by creatures that appear in the dead of night.
East Dorset Bat Rescue will be providing an opportunity to meet some of thier bats at a family talk here on 12th July from 2:00 - 3:30pm

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Wood and Fibre

  • 13 September — 26 October 2014

Upholstered seats on chairs, cushions on benches, cloths on tables - this exhibition explores the relationship between these two mediums in a fusion of beautiful handmade wooden furniture and delicate woven, stitched and sewn textiles.

Curated by Anne hitchcock of The Slade Centre in Gillingham.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
Wire reindeer by Sarah Jane Brown


  • 1 November — 31 December 2014

Browse and buy from a collection of work from over 300 makers, local and national, affordable and collectable, making it easy to find those all-important festive gifts.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly