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.


Christmas Eve, Monday 24 December 2018:   10am - 2pm

Christmas Day, Tuesday 25 December 2018:  CLOSED

Boxing Day, Wednesday 26 December 2018:  CLOSED

27, 28, 29, 30 December 2018:                        Normal Opening Hours

New Years Eve, Monday 31 December 2018:  CLOSED

New Years Day, Tuesday 1 January 2019:      CLOSED


Christmas Eve, Monday 24 December 2018:   Normal Opening Hours

Christmas Day, Tuesday 25 December 2018:  CLOSED

Boxing Day, Wednesday 26 December 2018:  CLOSED

27 December 2018:  CLOSED

28, 29, 30, 31 December:   Normal Opening Hours

New Years Day, 1 January 2019:  CLOSED

2nd January 2019:  CLOSED

3rd January 2019:  CLOSED

4th January 2019:  Normal Opening Hours

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


Due to our wish to maintain safe, tranquil surroundings for all our visitors, from Monday 23rd July we will be closing 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.


What's on at The Mill... 

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.




10 November - 7 January


Makers and staff would like to invite you to join us for our Christmas Exhibition featuring delightful new and existing collections to inspire those perfect holiday gifts.

We are also holding a special Christmas evening on Friday 23 November, 6pm to 9pm with promotions, seasonal refreshments, music and other treats.  The Millstream Bistro will also be open.



We look forward to welcoming you to Walford Mill Crafts.


Please note that the courtyard gates are locked at the end of each working day.