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flax visitor centre


The Flax Visitor Centre is run by Upperlands Community Development and staffed by a small team of dedicated volunteers.  The visitor centre was itself a former beetling mill known locally as the Road Engines Beetling House.  The beetling house held 8 operational beetling engines and was one of several throughout the village.  A commercially operating beetling mill still exists in the building opposite the visitor centre and a scaled down model can be viewed in the centre.


Our visitor centre incorporates a history of the village and an explanation of linen production, model exhibition and operational railway.  The Flax Coffee Shop is housed in the building and provides tasty homemade refreshments.

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flax visitor centre is currently closed due to covid 19 restrictions
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