Walford Mill Crafts, Knobcrook Road, off Stone Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1NL
01202 841400  info@walfordmillcrafts.co.uk

Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne Dorset

Welcome to Walford Mill Crafts 

Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for contemporary craft and, from 2018, 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. The popular Millstream Bistro offers delicious refreshments throughout the day.

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.

Registered charity no. 1049540.


Opening Times: 

Tuesday - Saturday:   10am - 5pm
Sundays:                     11am - 4pm

Please note that we are closed on Mondays.

Please note that we will be closed for staff training on Wednesday 16th January 2019 between 10.00 and 12.00.  We will be open as usual from 12 noon.  We apologise for any inconvenience.  

We are experiencing difficulties with our phone line today.  Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.



What's on at The Mill... 



New Exhibition - PRINT exploring artists' prints

12 January - 24 February 2019


Join us as we launch the first exhibition of the new year and the first exhibition in a series taking place across the year exploring the exciting and inspiring world of artists' prints.

Staff and Makers would like to invite you to join us on Saturday 12 January between 2pm and 6pm to celebrate the opening of the new exhibition at Walford Mill Crafts.   



Children's Programme - Book Online Now!



After many fantastic years of running inspiring workshops for children at the Walford Mill Crafts Creative Academy, we thank and bid a sad farewell to Jeannie Brunskill.

The Creative Academy will have a new teacher in 2019.  Sarah Redmond-Fareham was an Art and Photography treacher and Deputy of the Art, Photography and Design department at the Gryphon School in Sherborne.  After 11 successful years of teaching, Sarah left The Gryphon School in July 2018 to pursue her own artistic career.

We are excited about the wonderful workshops Sarah has prepared for the Creative Academy and we hope to see you all there.

All children's classes can now be booked on-line by clicking here.


We look forward to welcoming you to Walford Mill Crafts.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to our wish to maintain safe, tranquil surroundings for all our visitors we have closed the courtyard to all vehicles.

Delivery vehicles etc. may enter the courtyard outside these hours. 

Disabled parking bays are available in the main car park and staff are always happy to help in any way we can.

The courtyard gates are locked at the end of each working day.