The Malthouse Project is a unique attraction in central Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. The building itself is a restored old maltings which dates back to the 17th Century. The project itself is publicly funded and run by Genesis Housing Association who strive to house homeless or unsuitably housed people and giving those who have been excluded from mainstream education and training a second chance to train and experience voluntarily in our community cafe, The Kiln Cafe, which is run by Simon Johnson. You can take a self led tour of the building following numbered posters.
To give you an example of what you can expect please read through this blog which gives you details of what the malthouse has to offer and some pictures so you can get a real feeling for this lovely building. To the left is one of the numbered posters and picture of the kiln shutter. This shutter was used to cover the gap through which the grain was shovelled onto, and off the kiln floor. It would then be shut to ensure that the heat from the kiln did not come back into the rest of the building and affect the starch process. To the right is how it looks today with the original shutter still in place, and through the window you can see where the kiln was, which today houses the Kiln Cafe. Just one of the points of interest to view!
When visiting the building (see picture above) you will find ample parking in the large car-park and some disabled parking right outside the building. There is also accessible public transport available within minutes walk. You will enter through the door in the centre of the building. This leads you through a wide hallway to the reception area where someone is always on hand to see to your requirements. If you are taking a self led tour of the building then this is where you will start.
The wonderful staff having their well deserved dinner at the end.
Downstairs entrance to wheelchair accessible lift
Upstairs entrance to wheelchair accessible lift
Original window shutter halfway up the stairs
To view this beautiful accessible building, visit the Kiln cafe, make a booking, hire one of the function rooms or for more information please contact Simon by one of the means below and he will be more than happy to assist you with your enquiry.
Address: The Malthouse Project
8 Elsey's Yard
Bury St Edmunds
Telephone: 01284 732550