Opening hours

March to late October:
seven days a week:
9.00 - 5.00
(Possibly 10.00 to 4.00 on some days in June
due to illness)

Late October to Christmas:
Tues-Sun, 10.00 - 4.00

Christmas to end February:

Site updated
9 June 2016


on the Shropshire Union Canal in south Cheshire

Canal Shop       Gifts       Needlework Shop       Events

Events at Audlem Mill

 the widest selection of canal books, maps and guides

needlework and knitting books


needlework kits and crafts


Paintings and embroidered pictures by
Sheila M Webster
Permanent exhibition by Audlem watercolourist

Steam Punk Costume by Monique Hollinshead
14 May - 11 June
A fascinating exhibition of steam punk costume.

Audlem Mill Centenary
18 June - 17 July
Exhibition postponed due to illness; dates to be announced later

Canal Art by Eric Gaskell
23 July -  20 August
Paintings and linocut prints by Eric Gaskell.

Gathering of Historic Narrow Boats  30/31 July
Historic ex-working narrow boats moored along the canal.

Wool Felting by Alison Rose
2 September - 1 October
Hand felted animals, pictures, fabrics, beads etc. by Rose Tinted Creations.

Handwoven Textiles by Fiona Nisbet
8 October - 29 October
Colourful hand woven textiles.  Demonstrations of weaving and spinning (phone to check dates).

What will you see at Audlem Mill?

Ground floor -

Gifts, canal guides and books set amongst the hoppers and chutes of the mill building.  You will find gifts for all the family for many occasions, and pocket money toys, as well as canal souvenirs and gifts, and the widest selection of canal books in the country (about 450 titles, plus many shelves of secondhand books).

There are also original canal paintings, from both established and lesser known waterway artists, and other works from local artists.

And we also sell Snugburys famous ice cream (and Walls too).

First floor -

Needlework and related crafts, with kits (e.g. cross stitch, goldwork, blackwork, tapestry etc.), a selection of fabrics for the various crafts, the full ranges of DMC and Anchor embroidery threads, specialist threads, knitting yarns and needles, and many other needlework and haberdashery items.

We have the full Abacus Designs range of nearly 200 cross stitch kits (of which about half are of canal and waterway subjects), and also canal related kits from other designers, including canal maps.

Runner Up, Stitch Retailer 2015, North West