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Things to do in Castlemaine

Heading to Castlemaine some time soon? There is plenty to do at The Mill Castlemaine. What started as a woollen mill in 1875 has transformed into a go-to zone for visitors and locals alike -  a place for food and artisan manufacturing - a part of Castlemaine’s vibrancy. The reimagined industrial site is home to vintage markets 'the size of four basketball courts' according to journalist Emma Mulholland in her recent article in the QANTAS in flight magazine. There is also handmade cleverness and ... Read more

An exhibition opening, a billy cart challenge and a festival of gardens

The weather is getting warmer, the days and getting longer and people are out and about all over Castlemaine enjoying a myriad of wonderful exhibitions and events. Coiled Springs Studio at The Mill has a fabulous new exhibition - FLIGHT - opening this weekend. You can check a selection of forthcoming events here. Read more

Spring has sprung – read the latest news from The Mill

Busy times at The Mill. Click here to read our latest newsletter. Read more

Winter 2018 news – hot goss for chilly days

The latest happenings at The Mill are right here in our winter newsletter. Click here to have a read. Read more

Autumn 2018 news is now online

Have you seen our latest newsletter? You can have it delivered directly to your email inbox by subscribing on our website. We promise not to bombard you! Click here to read our current issue. Read more

Hot Rods Visit the Mill

We had a great visit by Hot Rod enthusiasts on their way to the 23rd Street Rod Nationals in Bendigo. The rodders had a great time visiting Das Kaffeehuas, The Taproom and grabbing a bargain at the Vintage Bazaar. Here's how it unfolded. Read more

Libre Hem Mural

Libre Hem created a new mural for The Mill Castlemaine over 3 days in March 2017. It honours the workers of the old Woollen Mill and depicts their working hands and the wool they spun into beautiful woollen products. You can watch the creation as it happened. Read more

Power to the Mills

Power the The Mills Tour the Mill Castlemaine as part of the  2017. See our full program here.> Mills. They seem to hold a certain fascination for us that makes us want to preserve them. Repurpose them. Hold on to their integrity. Maybe it's the sense that they were so important to our communities. We should keep them as a reminder of past industriousness and manufacturing that is fast disappearing from our lives. Or maybe it's just the fact that 'they don't make them like ... Read more

Get your Coffee Here!

Get your Coffee Here! From Das Kafeehaus Rösterei, heritage award winner at The Mill Castlemaine. Opening in July 2015, Coffee Basic’s Das Kaffeehaus was the first enterprise to open in the former Castlemaine Woollen Mill. It is a contemporary Viennese coffee house in a former industrial assembly floor. The owners, Elna Schaerf-Trauner and Edmund Schaerf had a vision for a contemporary interpretation of a traditional Viennese coffee house, which was realised by set and stage designer Ulrike von Radichevich, builder Warren Hughes and mason ... Read more

Long Weekend at the Mill

Long Weekend at the Mill It's the long weekend and the Mill is open for you to wander around and soak up some Castlemaine ambience in the amazing autumn weather. Have a look at some of the studios that are open for Arts Open 2016, or sample some of Boomtown wines. Their cellar door is open for tastings and the aroma from the latests pressings is amazing. Have a coffee at Das Kaffeehaus and while it's still hot, I highly recommend an ice-cream ... Read more
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