Sarehole Mill

In a nutshell

Visit Sarehole Mill on the River Cole in Birmingham. Tour the mill, explore the Woodland Realm, spot wildlife and discover the links to J.R.R. Tolkien.


Cole Bank Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, B13 0BD

Contact details

Tel: 0121 348 8160

Activity type

Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Outdoor Activities

Suitable for

All ages, Schools and Groups

Price guide


(free access to grounds; admission charge to visit the mill)

Sarehole Mill details...

Have the children ever visited a working watermill? Sarehole Mill, a 250-year-old idyllic mill, is one of two surviving watermills in Birmingham. Tour the mill, gain an insight into the lives of the millers, find out about the links to JRR Tolkien and spot wildlife on the Mill Pond.

Venture into The Woodland Realm, a little area of forest next to the pond, to discover local sculptor Graham Jones’ delightful creations. Work out what these might be – maybe homes for fairies or elves?

Activity packs for families are available to purchase from the Community Shop. It is free to walk around the grounds during site opening hours but there is an admission charge to the mill (pre-booking may be advisable).

Please see the website of Birmingham Museums to find out more before visiting.

Sarehole Mill Events

World Water Day Activities at Sarehole Mill

Open 23rd March 2024 - 23rd March 2024

Visit Sarehole Mill in Birmingham on 23rd March and learn about waterwheels, make water-powered rockets and try pond dipping to mark World Water Day.

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