Heritage Centre:Queen's Mill

Heritage Centre

Queen's Mill

Queen's Mill

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Castleford Heritage Trust


Aire Street,
WF10 1JL

Also at this Venue


As per Government advice, Castleford Heritage Trust has suspended all our community activities until further notice.

Queen's Mill Crafts, our shop in the indoor market, will also be closed.

Sitting on the banks of the River Aire, Queen's Mill (also known as Allinson's Mill) was once thought to be the largest stone grinding mill in the world.

According to the West Yorkshire Archaeological Society there has been a working mill by the river Aire as far back as Roman times. During medieval times the mills were used mainly for milling wheat, just as the Queen's Mill continues to do.

Now Queen's Mill is looked after by the Castleford Heritage Trust. Visitors are invited to explore the mill during special open days throughout the year where members from the trust will be on hand to share the history of the mill and answer any questions.

Pop into the licensed Queen's Mill Tea Rooms serving quality tea, fresh coffee, wine and locally brewed beers. Afternoon tea, homemade cakes and light refreshments are also available.

The tea rooms are open Thursday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm, Sunday: 11am - 4pm and Monday: 10am - 4pm.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Opening details

Please see website for dates of special events and open days.


See location of Queen's Mill on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 427259  Lat: 53.72800 Long: -1.35324

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  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality