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Visitor information

Unfortunately, milling has been suspended at Skidby Mill, due to a technical fault and we are therefore no longer producing our stone-ground flour. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause. 

You can still come and visit us however, as the Museum of East Riding Rural life is open daily during the times shown below and there is plenty to see and do.


Skidby Mill is located at Skidby, Cottingham, HU16 5TF, four miles south of Beverley. Follow the brown signs off the A164. From the A164 turn towards Skidby at the roundabout, then turn left off Main Street before entering the village itself. The mill is about half a mile down here on the right.

View a street map of Skidby Mill.

Opening times

Day Times
Saturday - Tuesday 10am – 5pm
(last admission 4.15pm)


 Lunchtime closing is 12.30 - 1pm every day

Please ring the mill reception using contact details if more information is required.


  • Adults: £2.50
  • Concessions: £1.50
  • Children over 5: £1.25
  • Children under 5: Free

Car parking

Free car parking is available 100m from the Mill. Vehicles are excluded from the courtyard itself for health and safety reasons. Coaches are advised to drop off groups on the main road so passengers can access the site via the private road on foot, which leads to the mill.

Disability access

All the ground floor is accessible by wheelchair, and there is a dedicated toilet. There is a lift up to the Education Room, but the mill tower and flour-bagging area are not accessible for wheelchairs.  However, there are webcams in the Village Life Gallery, so visitors not able to climb the tower can still see what goes on up there!

On the days the museum is open there is a wheelchair available at the mill reception for visitors to use.


When we are open there are toilets and baby changing facilities. There is also a picnic area on the adjacent field which can be accessed at any time.

The building is old, with low beams and steep stairs (in the tower). Please note that public access to the tower is only as far as the second floor, directly below the millstones.

Sails Café in the Courtyard serves food freshly prepared on the premises using locally sourced wholesome ingredients wherever possible. A children's menu is available as well as a picnic menu for picnic baskets made to order. The café can also cater for buffets for family gatherings, business lunches or meetings. The café is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm, including bank holidays.

Full details, including menus, are available on the Sails Café website.

Sails Cafe in the Courtyard (external website)

Activities for children

There are plenty of activities for children at Skidby Mill, which is a particularly family-friendly site. The activities range from hands-on interactives, to gallery trails, jigsaws and animal hunts, and an open space play area in the adjacent field. There are also Explorasacks that can be borrowed for a deposit to help you investigate the field and garden. More information can be found by going to the Children and Families page.

Skidby Mill welcomes school groups. For more information on provision for schools go to the Skidby Mill learning page.

Dogs in the mill grounds

Please note the following orders are in place at Skidby Mill:

  • The fouling of land by dogs order 2009

  • The dogs on leads order 2009.

Thank you.