Castleford Heritage Trust


The Tea Rooms & Visitor Information Centre

On Saturday 1st August 2015 our new enterprise the Queen’s Mill Tea Rooms opened along with the Visitor Information Centre.

From November the tea rooms are open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10am-4pm and Sundays 11am-4pm.

Queen's Mill Open Days & Events

Hourly Guided Tours Please note the dates for open days are provisional.
Check the website nearer the date as changes may be necessary due to refurbishment works at the mill.

Mill Tours First Saturday of every month April - September

Friday 27th January - Yoga Intro Evening
9th February to 25th February ‘Hats and Heads, Bikes and Boats’ a unique exhibition celebrating the work of Hazel Parks. Thu, Fri, Sat
Every Thursday in March - Let's Make Ford Square Beautiful Again!
Saturday 8th April - Race Night
Saturday 6th May - Queen's Mill Open Day
Saturday 13th May - Boat Festival Gala Day
Thursday 18th May - Free feel good yoga
Saturday 20th May - Castleford Lit Fest
Saturday 17th June - World War 1 Event
Sunday 18th June - World War 1 Event
Saturday 15th July - Viking Festival
Sunday 13th August - Suppliers Day @ Bert’s Barrow
Saturday 16th September - Roman Day
Wednesday 20th September - Free feel good yoga 20:30
Saturday 14th October - Riverside Paint A Pot Family Fun Day
Thursday 19th October - AGM
Friday 3rd November - Castleford Beer Festival
Saturday 4th November Castleford Beer Festival
Saturday 25th November - Queen's Mill Christmas Fair

The Craft Shop

The trust has a shop in Castleford market run by our volunteers and is open from 9.00am to 4.00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.   We have Heritage books, gifts and lots of great art and crafts for sale, all made by local people.   Not all the articles are donated, the shop runs a sale by commission policy where artisans can sell their produce and keep the majority of the sale price.   Call in and have a look round, find out more about the Trust and join in with the different craft activities.

If you are interested in helping out please get in touch with the Shop Co-ordinators Janice Brookes and Sue Rocket, contact details can be obtained by calling the Trust on 01977 556741.
Volunteers are still being sought, so even if you cannot commit fully perhaps you could cover when others are unavailable.

Resident Groups

Art Taster Workshop with Dave Cawthorne The Monday Afternoon Art Group The Thursday Evening Art Group The Knit & Knatter Group The Maintenance Team The Milling Team The Patchwork & Quilting Group