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image for Exhibition item typeOpen Day at Shepshed Watermill

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Open day, Sun 23 Sep 2018


Mill Farm Hathern Road,
LE12 9RP


Special open day - come and explore Shepshed Watermill.

The Machine Floor consists of a vertical pit wheel driving the horizontal line shafts, which in turn drive the stone nuts to the four sets of millstones.

The pit wheel also drives a pulley to the first floor which provides power to the sack hoist and dressing machine.

The controls for starting and stopping the waterwheel are also located in the machine floor.

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Dates Times
Sun 23 Sep 2018 11:30 to 16:30

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Sun 23 Sep Open Day

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis gravel
    • Yesis grass
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls


  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children


  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)


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Map reference: SK 482204  Lat: 52.77904 Long: -1.28686

Situated on Hathern Road on the way out of Shepshed close to the M1 bridge.