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Visitor Information

w_04The windmill at Windmill Hill

Transformed from a neglected ruin to a working mill…..

 

Opening dates and times

The windmill is open from 2.30 until 5 on most Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter until mid-October. Click here for opening dates in 2017.

The windmill at Windmill Hill is in on the main A271. Coming from the east, the windmill is on the right after the Horseshoe Inn. Coming from the west the windmill is on the left after the turning for Victoria Road. Use postcode BN27 4RT for sat nav.

 

 

Parking

There is free parking up the drive to the left of the mill for up to six cars.

 

What you can see and do

  • Visitor centre with information panels, photographs and displays.
  • Film of the history, operation and restoration of the windmill and the milling machinery.
  • Tours of the windmill with volunteer guides.
  • Activity sheets for children.
  • Disabled access to the visitor centre.
  • Virtual tour for visitors who cannot climb the long ladder into the mill.

 

What it costs

We do not charge an entry fee, but a suggested donation of £3.00 per person is requested to help us meet our target of £10,000 each year to run and maintain this mill.

 

Health and Safety

The stairs to the mill are steep and unsuitable for people with disabilities or without a head for heights.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Group visits to the windmill

We can arrange a private visit to the windmill for your group. Commencing with an introductory film lasting 25 minutes, your members will then have a guided tour of the three floors of the windmill to learn about the work of the miller and to see how the machinery works. For any of your members who are unable to climb the stairs we can offer a virtual tour which can be viewed on the ground floor. Typically a visit will last 90 minutes. Although we cannot offer refreshments there are pubs and tearooms very close to the mill. We ask for a donation of £50 for group visits of up to 15 people.

To book a group visit, which can be arranged at any time to suit your group, with the exception of Wednesday morning when our maintenance team are working, please download the Group visits booking form and return it to admin@windmillhillwindmill.org

 

Off-site presentations to groups and societies

Lively and informative, fully illustrated with photographs and short video clips, this presentation tells the story of the transformation from a neglected ruin to an operating windmill. The talk lasts for about 45 minutes and we will then answer as many questions as you have time for! We bring our own lap-top and projector and can also bring a screen if you do not have a suitable surface for projecting images. We ask for a donation of £50 plus travel costs @ 30pence per mile.

 

To book a presentation, please contact admin@windmillhillwindmill.org

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