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The Mill Castlemaine

1-9 Walker St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
+61 413 563 404
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Great use of the old factory area

The Mill is an interesting and quirky place to visit with the main building have a number of... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
Neil S
,
Shepparton, Australia
via mobile
Much to like

The Mill site has many stalls, but also places where food and drink is made and sold. I tried the... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
platypus150
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Melbourne, Australia
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The Mill Castlemaine is a creative hub for foodies, artisans and seekers of collectables and curiosities. Located opposite the Botanical Gardens the site, which started as the Castlemaine Woollen Mill in 1875, has been transformed into a go-to zone for tourists and locals alike.Experience a slice of Viennese opulence at Das Kaffeehaus, where lovingly-prepared sausages, goulash, schnitzels and European cakes are partnered with rich brews whipped up using beans from the on-site roastery. Enjoy a fresh and frosty treat at the Icecream Social scoopery, where flavours range from the traditional to the avant-garde. Browse through the vintage precinct—home of Castlemaine Vintage Bazaar and Platform No. 5—where a multitude of stallholders sell vintage, re-purposed, hand-made and second-hand goods. Meander around the artisan precinct where metal craftsmen and furniture makers create bespoke pieces destined to become treasured heirlooms. Observe artists at work in quirky art spaces. Opening hours and days vary by business. Visit the Mill for creativity at its best.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1-9 Walker St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
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+61 413 563 404
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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

The Mill is an interesting and quirky place to visit with the main building have a number of individual stalls with a wide variety of goods for sale.

Thank Neil S
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

The Mill site has many stalls, but also places where food and drink is made and sold. I tried the beers and some of the food (at Der kaffeehaus), but it might be a good idea to check online if there is something specific that...More

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Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

Making shopping fun! I couldve spent hours here! Walked away with a bag of bargains. Love the themed layout. Very well done.

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Reviewed January 16, 2018

For collectors of vintage and retro artifacts this is a "must see" when you visit Castlemaine. With a focus on 60's to 80's artifacts and clothing it is a fun place to explore and pick up mementos of this era. Well laid out and presented...More

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The_Mill_Castlemaine, Mill Happiness Monitor at The Mill Castlemaine, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

Thanks so much for your review- you've summed up the Castlemaine Vintage Bazaar and Platform No 5 perfectly. Happy travels.

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

We had a great time checking out all the stalls in the main building. Lots of vintage clothing, toys, books, bric a brac and vinyl records in one part of the building then on the other side was the crafts - woodwork and brasswork and...More

Thank Keryn S
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The_Mill_Castlemaine, Mill Happiness Monitor at The Mill Castlemaine, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review us Keryn - it's great to hear about your experience. Happy travels.

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

This is a good place for browsing if you are interested in second hand goods and arts and crafts. I was disappointed that there wasn't information about the history of the buildings and the conglomeration of shops.More

Thank fionabk
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The_Mill_Castlemaine, Mill Happiness Monitor at The Mill Castlemaine, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

Hi and thanks for taking the time to review The Mill Castlemaine. Thanks for your feedback - we are working on a history of the site from its beginnings to current at the minute and hope to have something up on site soon. In the...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2017

I had read about The Mill, so decided to take a trip there. Wow, I enjoyed just wandering up and down the aisles. What I did love was all the retro/vintage fashion. (Oh, I wish I was in my 20's again). Lots of other things...More

Thank Margie2e
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The_Mill_Castlemaine, Mill Happiness Monitor at The Mill Castlemaine, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Hi Margie2e Thanks for taking the time to write a review of the Castlemaine Vintage Bazaar and The Mill precinct. Glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks for the lovely words. Happy travels

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Reviewed October 8, 2017

We knew very little about this place but took a gamble by stopping in on a Sunday morning, we arrived and were a bit confused and underwhelmed and were unsure what it was or if it was even open. To our delight we found the...More

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The_Mill_Castlemaine, Mill Happiness Monitor at The Mill Castlemaine, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Hi Corinn-Jamie Thanks for taking the time to write a review of The Mill. So glad you had a look around and found a couple of the jewels of the precinct - Das Kaffeehaus and the Castlemaine Vintage Bazaar. Other great things for a future...More

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Reviewed October 6, 2017

Well worth checking out, if you enjoy markets, car boot sales etc it's a treasure trove of stuff you shouldn't buy!

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The_Mill_Castlemaine, Mill Happiness Monitor at The Mill Castlemaine, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Hi bagpackingbrit Thanks for taking the time to write a review of the Castlemaine Vintage Bazaar at The Mill precinct. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Happy travels

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Reviewed September 22, 2017

Our visit was a short one but the next one will longer. Loved the bazaar (a lot of 50"s 60's not a lot of antiques) and to break it up a bit we went over to cafe for a coffee and ended up staying for...More

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Management response:Responded September 25, 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review Sue. We're happy to hear you'll be coming back.

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