Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Group visits to Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Take a fascinating guided tour of this unique 19th-century mill and experience the Industrial Revolution first hand. Built on the shores of Lake Windermere to turn bobbins from local timber for the Lancashire textile trade, its clattering belt-driven machinery is still in full working order. You can even buy a bobbin made on site as a souvenir!

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Group Discount

We offer a 15% discount (10% for Stonehenge) for travel trade and organised groups of 11 or more paying visitors when payment is made in a single transaction.
Per group you also receive:

  • free entry for one tour leader
  • free entry for one coach driver

The tour leader, coach driver and any English Heritage members do not count towards the group totals.

Booking information

Trade admission prices and opening times:

Please refer to our Trade Admission Prices & Site Opening Times brochure for pricing and opening times information at our top sites for groups. 

Making a booking:

Contact information for making your group booking can be found in the Visit & Contact Information section below.

Please include the property name and date of visit in the subject line of your email along with the following information:

  • Group name
  • Name of property
  • Tour reference/booking reference (if applicable)
  • Date and time of arrival
  • Number of visitors

Payment method:

Payment can be made on arrival by: cash, credit/debit card, cheque (made payable to The English Heritage Trust), Agency Voucher Scheme (AVS).

Visit & Contact information

  • About the visit: Stott Park Bobbin Mill is an operational piece of our industrial heritage. In the interests of health and safety, all visits are led by a mill technician who will be your guide as you discover the story of this bobbin mill. This includes a mixture of talks, demos and self-led elements. Pre-booking is essential for groups, please contact us to check availability.
  • Coach parking: Free parking for up to 3 coaches 200 metres from the entrance.
  • Catering: Vending machine selling hot drinks. Shop sells a selection of snacks including crisps, cold drinks, confectionery and ice cream.
  • Exhibition: The Drying Barn has a permanent exhibition tracing the history of bobbin making. Visitors can watch demonstrations of the working machinery which still produces bobbins for sale today, and experience the traditional skills involved in this authentic Lakeland craft.
  • Access: There is wheelchair access to the ground floor of the mill only.
  • Average length of visit: 90 minutes.

Address: Low Stott Park, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 8AX

Email: bookings@english-heritage.org.uk (Group booking team)

Telephone: Stott Park Bobbin Mill: 01539 531087 (general enquiries only)

Local TIC: If you would like information on other things to see in the area please call: Hawkshead TIC: 01539 436525

WHAT MAKES STOTT PARK BOBBIN MILL SPECIAL?

It was the first purpose built bobbin mill in the Lake District and now it's probably the only working bobbin mill left in the world...

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Group Travel Support

Further support and useful resources available to group travel organisers can be found on our dedicated Group Visits webpages.

For educational groups, please visit our School Visits webpages.

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