Bromham Mill to re-open Easter Saturday

Grand reopening of Bromham Mill by Mayor Dave Hodgson

10am Saturday 19th April

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27th March 2014 : Bromham Mill to re-open Easter Saturday 19th April

The Mayor of Bedford will reopen Bromham Mill on Easter Saturday at 10am. The Cafe will be open 10am-4pm on Easter Saturday and Easter Monday. New Cafe opening times can be found on our Event page

2nd March 2014 : Bromham Mill to re-open for Easter 2014

We understand that Bedford Borough Council expects to have the construction of a cafe in the main building and certain repair work completed before Easter 2014. If there are no delays to the work, it may well be that a formal re-opening could take place as early as late March.

The Events Team of Bedford Borough Council are now handling enquiries for private functions at the Mill; if you wish to enquire as to facilities, dates and prices you should email

Although it is not yet clear who will run the cafe, the Friends of Bromham Mill will continue to work with Bedford Borough Council and Bromham Parish Council to support the active use of the Mill as a community asset. As soon as we have more information about forthcoming events we will post it here.

23rd December 2013 : Mill Staff's departure next week

Next week Lorraine and Adrian will finish their jobs at Bromham Mill. For many years they have worked to keep the mill at the heart of village life, not just as an historical and educational resource but also as a haven for wildlife, a peaceful site for recreation and leisure and a location for local residents to celebrate and to share their skills. Their knowledge of and passion for the site is unique and has meant they have regularly exceeded their job descriptions and paid hours. The Friends of Bromham Mill will continue to work to maintain public access to the Mill, even though it will be a great deal harder without the two people who know it best. We know they will be sorely missed.

12th November 2013 : No bookings available

No private function or guided tour bookings can be taken for the first part of 2014. See more about the Council decision to put Bromham Mill out to tender.

18th September 2013 : Gallery Exhibitions

Bromham Mill is currently hosting two exciting exhibitions, featuring work by members of the Artists' Network Bedfordshire and pupils from Bedford Girls' School.

30th May 2013 : Free Drawing Workshop - 9th June

The mill will be hosting a free Drawing Workshop on 9th June at 1:30pm
Booking Essential - 07792 410175.

1st May 2013 : Colouring competition winners announced

See the winners of our Easter colouring competition.

12th March 2013 : Colouring competition

Enter our colouring competition. Entries can be submitted on 31st March or 1st April.

2nd July 2012 : Gourmet Food & Wine Fair this Saturday

Come to the Gourmet Food & Wine Fair at Bromham Mill on Saturday 7th July, 10.30am-4.30pm. Browse and buy at over 20 stalls showcasing local producers. Learn the art of pasta making with the Casa Fellini Italian Cookery School (11am & 2pm), or discover and try sensational and unusual wines with Master of Wine Derek Smedley (12.30pm &3.30pm) in our food theatre sessions. Admission is £3 for adults, £2 concessions, children under 16 free. To be sure of a seat, food theatre events can be booked in advance, priced an additional £5 each, either via Warden Abbey Vineyard or at Cambridge Wine Merchants in Ampthill.

29th April 2012 : Guided tours on National Mills Weekend

As part of National Mills Weekend on 12/13 May the Friends will be giving free guided tours of Bromham Mill.

29th April 2012 : Colouring competition

We've announced our winners for the Easter colouring competition.

28th March 2012 : Colouring competition

Enter our colouring competition. Entries can be submitted on 8th or 9th April.

20th March 2012 : New Nature Club Calendar

The dates for this year's Nature Club meetings have been published here. For more information about the Nature club click here.

26th November 2011 : Santa came to Bromham Mill!

See pictures of our recent Christmas event here.

20th November 2011 : Santa coming to Bromham Mill

Come and see Santa in his enchanted grotto inside the Mill. Saturday 26th November, 12:30-3:30pm.

22nd May 2011 : Duck Race Results

Our 2011 Duck Race was even bigger than last year. If you came along then thanks for supporting us. You can see the winning ducks and look at photos of the event here.

30th January 2011 : Children's Nature Club

Due to launch in April and to run throughout the summer opening of Bromham Mill is the children’s nature club. Children will be able to sign up for membership and come along to a programme of events that will take place throughout the year. Children under 10 need to be accompanied by an adult. Final details are not yet available but events will include nature walks around Bromham Mill, making nest boxes and weather instruments. And, of course, you'll be able to keep in touch with what's going on through the Nature Site
If your child would like to join, please contact us and we will notify you as soon as membership details have been finalised.

30th January 2011 : Latest Newsletter released

Read our latest newsletter

28th December 2010 : Wedding/Celebration Fayre - 26/27 March 2011

A perfect opportunity to find local professional suppliers for your tailor made celebration. You will also be able to find out more about hosting your event at the Mill or in the Mill grounds. More details will be posted on the website closer to the event.
There are still a few spaces available for local businesses interested in exhibiting. For further details contact Lorraine at the Mill on 01234 824330.

13th November 2010 : Christmas at Bromham Mill

Our Christmas event will run on Saturday 27th November, 1-4pm. Loads of family entertainment including Santa's grotto.

12th November 2010 : Watercolour competition

We are pleased to announce our watercolour competition with a first prize of £100. See here for more details.

12th September 2010 : Audio tour now available

Visitors can now hear about the mill, its machinery and history with our new audio tour, now available at the Mill. Even regular visitors will be fascinated and entertained by this new facility.

29th August 2010 : New guide booklet and audio tour

From this bank holiday weekend, anybody visiting Bromham Mill will be able to find out more about the mill and its history. The friends have published a new guide booklet which is packed with interesting information. On 29th August, we're also running a free trial of our new audio tour so why not come along and try it out.

20th August 2010 : Read our new Nature Site

The mill is a fabulous site for spotting wildlife, with regular sightings of a wide variety of birds, and mammals (including Otters and Badgers). To keep up to date, why not take a look at our new Nature Site which we will use to record any sightings and, where possible, show photos. You can also sign up for email updates. Please let us know if you see anything and we'll put it on the site.

20th August 2010 : Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

You can now follow news for Bromham Mill (including events) on Facebook and Twitter.

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