Education

Heatherslaw Corn Mill is a great place to experience the past in an original and inspiring setting. From food and farming through the ages to the life of a Victorian miller and his family, the Mill has something for everyone.

At Heatherslaw Mill, options include:

  • Food and farming (funded by the Natural England Stewardship Scheme) – resource pack, sample corn and flour available; can link with a bread-making session at the Mill.
  • Victorian session – looking at life as a Victorian mill worker.
  • Flodden Visits – the role of Heatherslaw Mill & food production at the time of the Battle of Flodden.

A session in the Mill includes viewing the milling process from beginning to end, seeing and feeling the wheat in its raw form as well as the finished product of stone-ground wholemeal flour.

Teachers are offered a free visit prior to bringing their groups and the Mill Manager is very happy to discuss the content of the school visit prior to it taking place. Visits are tailor-made to suit the age and subject areas of the group and can cover many aspects of the curriculum.

To find out more about other options on the Estates which may link in with a visit to Heatherslaw Mill please visit the Ford & Etal education page.

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