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Patterson's Spade Mill

751 Antrim Road, Templepatrick, County Antrim, BT39 0AP
Industrial belts in an old stone mill.

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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

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Facilities

Attraction Facilities

  • Guided Tours Available
  • Open Mondays
  • Open Sundays

Catering

  • Picnic Area

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Euros accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Dogs accepted by arrangement

Travel & Trade

  • Family Discount

Guide Prices

See website for up to date pricing

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Tel+44 (0) 28 9443 3619

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Opening Times

* See website for up to date opening times

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

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