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Sarehole Mill

Sarehole MillSarehole Mill Courtyard

One of two surviving water mills in the Birmingham area, Sarehole Mill provided the inspiration for the writer JRR Tolkien, who lived nearby and visited as a boy.


Permanent exhibition 'Signposts to Middle-earth' looks into JRR Tolkien's early life in the hamlet of Sarehole.

Detailed Information


Cole Bank Road,
Hall Green,
B13 OBD.

Tel 0121 348 8160

Contact Person(s): Wayne Dixon


  • Adult £6

  • Concession £4

  • Child (3-15) £3
  • Family of 3 £13.50
  • Family of 4 £16.00
  • Family of 5 £18.20
  • Annual Membership is available, which allows unlimited access to Birmingham Museums’ museums and heritage sites.
  • FREE entry to grounds, and tearoom

Opening Hours

  • Open 28 March to 1 November,
  • Weekends, Public Holidays and School Holidays -  Tuesday to Sundays 12.00pm to 4.00pm
  • Week days in Term Time Wednesday to Friday - Prebooked tours only.

  • Winter: closed except for weekly public guided tours, special events and prebooked group visits

    For further details contact site directly


  • Tearoom.
  • Toilets.


  • Guided tours all year round.
  • Special events.
  • Education Programme.

Disabled Visitors

  • Cobbled yard is uneven. Ground floor and first floor of the mill are accessible for wheelchair users. Toilet for wheelchair users available.

How to get there:

  • Bus: No.11. and 5
  • Car/coach:A-Z reference 1E 107. Leave A34 at junction with School Road and Cole Bank Road (traffic lights); Sarehole Mill is in Cole Bank Road on r/h side shortly after roundabout.


  • Cars: car park on adjoining Sarehole Recreation Ground.
  • Coaches: in road.

Average Length of Visit

  • 1 hour.