Patterson's Spade Mill

Listen to the hammers, smell the grit, feel the heat and witness the thrill of the only surviving water-driven spade mill in Ireland. Visitors can watch as red hot billets of steel are removed from the forge and fashioned into spades using the mill’s massive trip hammer. • Discover the history and culture behind the humble spade • Spade Mill tours and demonstrations • Traditional tools, machinery and techniques • Vividly captures life during the Industrial Revolution • Handcrafted spades on sale and made to specification Visitor facilities: • Mill • Industrial Heritage • Guided tours • Suitable for picnics • Programme of events • Access for visitors with disability • Facilities for families • Learning • Dogs welcome on leads in grounds/garden only • Available for functions.

Patterson's Spade Mill is accessible – for full details of their accessibility features, see Pattersons Spade Mill | AccessAble

Opening times

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June, July, August (Saturday to Wednesday)
11:00-16:00 (last tour 15:00)

Price from £

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Patterson's Spade Mill
Co Antrim
BT39 0AP



Attractions in Co Antrim