Discover the charm of Thwaite Watermill, set on an island of its very own, hidden away in the south of Leeds. Sandwiched in between the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the River Aire, this beautiful heritage site has much to explore.
Step back in time and discover what life was like at Thwaite House, a Georgian Grade II listed building packed full of vintage treasures.
Find out how workers from the cottages lived self-sufficiently on our eco-friendly island.
Experience water power in action and find out how solid rock was turned into paint and putty.
Explore the nooks and crannies of the huge mill space and look out for live demonstrations in the engineer’s workshop.
Grounds & Nature Trail
Situated in stunning riverside surroundings and home to many local species from plant life to mini mammals.
See how many you can spot by following the nature trail, taking a stroll along the canal and stopping off to enjoy a picturesque picnic.