Museum at The Mill in Newtownabbey

Museum at The Mill invites visitors of all ages to explore the history and heritage of Mossley Mill. Housed within what was originally the wet spinning floor of the mill, the museum tells the story of Mossley Mill and the people who worked there from the 1800s to the mill’s closure in 1996.

Are there tours available?

Tours can absolutely be arranged, however a new, exciting alternative is the Mossley Mill App! Check out the new digital app that will help you explore the whole site from The Mill dam right down to the woodland of the Newtownabbey Way. Available on the iTunes and Google Playstore.

The museum also features the development of the mill in recent years as a civic and cultural centre and important site for natural heritage. Many features, such as the mill pond, have been preserved and enhanced to support the area’s biodiversity. The pond is one of three that used to supply the mill with water. This important wetland habitat is now an ‘urban pond’ filled with freshwater wildlife.  Through a range of colourful displays including artefacts, images and archival film, you can explore both the past and present of this unique historical site. The museum conveys a real sense of the people who worked in the mill and their stories and histories.

Admission to the mill is FREE!

  • Monday – 10:00 to 5:00
  • Tuesday – 10:00 to 5:00
  • Wednesday – 10:00 to 5:00
  • Thursday – 10:00 to 5:00
  • Friday – 10:00 to 4:00
  • Saturday – 10:00 to 5:00
  • Sunday – Closed

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