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Narborough Bone Mill

Belgrave House, Main Road, Narborough, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1TE

  • Multiple dates available
  • In person
  • Pre-booking not required

See our 16 foot waterwheel turning, original brick floors & remains of Victorian mill buildings, model of mill, finds uncovered during excavations in our visitor centre which is a mini replica of the original building. Have a guided tour of the site.

The Narborough bone mill is situated on the banks of the River Nar about a mile from the village. Access to the site is via a beautiful 15 to 20 minute walk from the free car park, (dogs are welcome). There are the remaining floors of buildings, pieces of old machinery, tunnels, an underground chamber and many interesting finds such as bones, metalwork, coins, a human skull bone and clay pipe fragments, along with the waterwheel. Once on site enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit/cake (donations appreciated) and a chat with one of our knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers, who can answer your questions about the bone mill which was operating in Victorian times grinding bones to make fertiliser. We usually have the water wheel turning on open days. There is a model of how the mill would have looked in our visitor centre.

Timings & Tours

Saturday 14 September:
Sunday 15 September:

Location & directions

Belgrave House, Main Road, Narborough, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1TE

From the A47 take the Narborough turning. At The Ship Chinese Restaurant, turn into Pentney Road, then immediately turn left into The Maltings and follow signs to the car park.
Contact on day:
Beryl Munford 01760 337266
Telephone number:

Booking information

Pre-booking requirement:
Pre-booking not required

Accessibility details

Access is down a riverside track approximately 0.75 miles from the car park, by foot. The track can be slippery and muddy when wet. We are dog friendly. There is also access via our footbridge from the Nar Valley Way public footpath on the opposite river bank. Transport from car park to the site will be available by phoning the number displayed in the car park.

Additional information

There are hazards on site such as deep water, steep drops, unfenced river banks, trip hazards, sharp edges, moving machinery and uneven ground. Suitable footwear is required. There are toilets near the car park and on site.

Max no of people per tour:
Est. tour duration:
1 hour(s)

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