The Mill exhibition designed by Mather & Co opens in the restored Main Mill at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, also known as the ‘grandparent of skyscrapers’, has been rejuvenated with a new exhibition, independent café, shop, offices, and venue space. This newly restored industrial mill has been repurposed into a visitor destination and workplace, where people can come to visit, work, play, learn and eat.

Leading exhibition designers, Mather & Co, are responsible for the exhibition design, content development, and internal and external interpretation throughout the site. Mather & Co has also designed the new site tour – due to open in 2023.
Paul Lee, Design Director at Mather & Co said: “From the grandparent of skyscrapers to the ground-breaking conservation and restoration project, the new interpretation and exhibition spaces tell the story of this unique site and celebrates the individuals and communities who have helped shape what we see today.
“It has been a pleasure and privilege for Mather & Co to be a part of this journey. We hope this will connect with today’s audiences and bring these stories to life through the new exhibition spaces for the next generation of visitors.”
The restoration of the Grade I listed Main Mill and the Grade II listed Kiln at the site has been supported by a £20.7 million grant thanks to National Lottery players through The National Lottery Heritage Fund, combined with additional funding from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership via its Growth Deal with Government, and from project partners Historic England, Shropshire Council and the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings.
Robyn Llewellyn, Director of England, Midlands & East at The National Lottery Heritage Fund said: “We are thrilled to have supported the redevelopment of Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings with a grant of £20.7m, made possible thanks to National Lottery players. I would like to thank Historic England and The Friends of Flaxmill Maltings for their tireless efforts in bringing this important heritage site back to life, ensuring its trailblazing history is preserved for all to celebrate.”


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