We protect, preserve and promote milling history for people to learn from and enjoy.
We are working to create a world in which the role of milling and all its contributors – from ancient times and up to present day – are understood, valued and recognised as integral to people’s histories and lives today.
TO DO THIS WE AIM TO:
- seek and acquire historical and contemporary records of mills and milling;
- store, care for and keep together collections placed in our care;
- encourage research into our milling history;
- make as much of our material as possible available for public inspection;
- provide facilities for research and education at the Archive and on the Internet;
- offer advice and support to collectors, promoting future deposits;
- build close links with existing organisations holding mill material, with a view to sharing information and possibly resources;
- actively encourage an interest in mills by developing and promoting education and information programmes.