Our Mission

We preserve and protect records of milling heritage, to make them freely available to the public.

Our Vision

To become the national centre of excellence for learning, understanding, recording and researching the history of mills, milling and the uses of traditional power sources.

To do this we aim to:

  • seek and acquire historical and contemporary records of mills and milling;
  • store, care for and keep together collections placed in our care;
  • encourage research into our milling heritage;
  • make as much of our material as possible available for public inspection;
  • provide facilities for research and education at the Archive and on the Internet;
  • offer advice and support to collectors, promoting future deposits;
  • build close links with existing organisations holding mill material, with a view to sharing information and possibly resources;
  • actively encourage an interest in mills by developing and promoting education and information programmes.