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Issue: 33                                                                       December 2016



Merry Christmas & Happy New Year


The Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings would like to wish you very
Merry Christmas. 
We look forward to welcoming you to the Mill in 2017, and to progressing with our work here at one of Shrewsbury's prime heritage sites. 


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Flaxmill Maltings School Workshops

We held the first of our schools workshops in November, and were very happy to welcome Oxon School to the Flaxmill Maltings to learn about machinery, drive shafts and pulleys and the way they would have been used at the Mill. 

A group is given a tour of the Mill - seen here looking at the apprentice house. 

After hearing a short lecture about the machinery the class retires to the Flaxivity Youth Centre to put theory into practice. 

We offer two workshops, which are entitled 'Mill Apprentice Experience' (KS1/2) and LEGO Education, Simple Machines - Pulley Power' (KS2)

For more information or to book please contact museumeducation@shropshire.gov.uk

01743 258881

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Family Fun Day Video

We have produced a video showing some of the fun and games from our extremely popular open event back in May. Just over a thousand people came to the site to enjoy skateboarding, circus skills, drumming and synth workshops, a travelling zoo complete with Meerkats, storytelling, yarn bombing, a pixel art workshop, a canal barge, police car and fire engine, and much, much more.

To see the video, which was filmed and produced by Katherine Hannaford,  click on the image above or follow this link.

We plan to repeat this event in May 2017 - watch this space!

The Family Fun Day was funded by the People's Health Trust

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Visitor Centre opening times

The Visitor centre at the Flaxmill Maltings will be closed over the holiday period. It will re-open on the 7th of January and will be open every Saturday from 10am to 4pm through until the end of March.

From April 2017 through to the end of October the centre will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
The Visitor Centre is part funded by:                                 The Friends are supported by:      



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