The Welsh Mills Society is a voluntary, independent society that warmly welcomes everyone interested in the wind and water mills of Wales and their products. We encourage interest in the appreciation, understanding and importance of mills and milling and their purpose.

We campaign for the preservation, restoration and recognition of mills as both a vital heritage asset and a local economic asset. Our very knowledgeable members can provide a range of academic and historical knowledge together with practical advice for those living within, or working with, surviving mills. Our Mills Restoration Fund can offer small grants to help with restoration and repairs. Our quarterly newsletter, our annual Journal – Melin,  regular field trips, hands-on activities and on-line learning provide members with a range of diverse and engaging activities.

Through our work, we support traditional mills ensuring they remain relevant in a changing world and that milling skills, knowledge and products are recognised as part of our sustainable future and therefore nurtured for future generations to enjoy. 

Find out more about our activities and the benefits of membership here.

If you would like to contribute to our work on Mill Rescue then please visit our Mill Rescue Fund Page

Please contact us via

 To see  Y Felin mill in action  and learn more about  traditional flour milling follow the link  ….    Y Felin, St Dogmael’s – YouTube


Forthcoming Events

National Mills Weekend  13th/14th May 2023

Mills currently confirmed to be opening in Wales are given here (more will be added as information is available)



Our 2021 Spring Meeting and 2021 Autumn Meeting and AGM were held by Zoom  and recordings of these can be found in the members page.

Recordings of talks presented at these meetings and 2023 Spring Meeting are given here:

Deborah Mercer – From Sheep to Industry

Martin Fowler – Work at Cenarth Mill

Polly Davies – Farming with Nature

Richard Hayman – How historic mills are chosen for Listed Building status

Ann Whittall – The National Wool Museum

Mel Walters – Coed Trewernau Mill: an update