Bond’s Mill Gatehouse — Visitor Centre

Bond’s Mill Gatehouse
Cotswold Canals Trust Visitor Centre & Canal Shop
The Gatehouse, Bond’s Mill, Bristol Road, Stonehouse, GL10 3RF
Open 2 pm — 4 pm Sundays in summer or, whenever the green flag is flying!
And if the flag is not flying… the window displays tell the story!

Inside Bond’s Mill Gatehouse Visitor Centre
The history of Bond’s Mill and the part played by local people during World War II.
Displays, pictures and videos covering the restoration of the canal are regularly updated.
Pop in for a chat about the local history and the restoration.

Access & Facilities

  • Visitor Centre for advice, guidance & information on local history, the canal restoration and other attractions
  • Shop for books & maps
  • Pop in for a chat about local history and the restoration

How to Find Us

Bond’s Mill Business Estate is well signposted from the roundabout on the A419 — Bristol Road, west of Stonehouse.
The Visitor Centre is situated canal side in a commanding position overlooking the former woollen mill — Bond’s Mill.
Bond’s Mill Gatehouse was built in 1940 at the canal bridge opposite the gateway to Bond’s Mill which housed the Sperry Gyroscope Factory.
The building formed part of a line of ‘Pill Box’ emplacements forming ‘Stop Line Green’ to defend Bristol and its aircraft factories and docks from a threatened invasion from the south-east.


Excellent & plentiful free parking at weekends.

Click here, or on the map, to go to Google Maps

Find out more

Click here, or on the icon below, to learn more about WWII defences

Click here, or on the icon below, to find out more about Bonds Mill today

Cotswold Canals Trust Volunteer Staff

All three Cotswold Canals Trust Visitor Centres are operated by a team of volunteers.

Would you like to be involved?

If you would like further information just pop by any weekend or leave a message on 01453 752 568

Click here to find out more on our Volunteers Page and then on to the Connect website — It connects volunteers to the jobs to be done!