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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 2018.

The windmill at Windmill Hill is in on the main A271. Use postcode BN27 4RT for sat nav.

 

 

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. The entrance is between Post Mill House and Mill Cottage (look for our sign). The entrance is not via the Old Bakery.

 

Windmill approach

Windmill approach

There is free parking at the top of the drive for up to six cars.

What you can see and do

  • Visitor centre with information panels, photographs and displays
  • Introductory film
  • Guided tours
  • Activities for children
  • Accessible visitor centre
  • There are long, steep stairs to the upper floors of the windmill which some people will be unable or unwilling to climb. We have a virtual tour in the roundhouse for these visitors.

We do not charge for entrance, but we suggest a donation of £4.00 per person to help us meet our target of £10,000 each year to run and maintain the mill.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Events

Every year we have some special open days with extra things to see and do. Mills Day is in May, Heritage Day is in September, and we open as part of the National Garden Scheme Herstmonceux Parish Trail in June. Subscribe to our e.newsletter to be kept informed.

Group visits to the windmill

We can arrange a private visit to the windmill for your group. Starting with a short introductory film, 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 anyone who is unable to climb the stairs we have a virtual tour on the ground floor. Typically, a visit will last 90 minutes. Although we cannot offer refreshments at the moment 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 please download the group-visits-booking-form and return it to admin@windmillhillwindmill.org.

School visits

We welcome school groups and we have educational resources for 7-11-year-olds.

Our Key Stage 2 educational pack covers History, Geography, Design and Technology, Science and Maths — and can be downloaded and copied before your visit.

We also welcome other children’s groups — brownies, rainbows and others.

A visit typically starts with a short film designed for children, followed by a guided tour and windmill-associated activities

Please email admin@windmillhillwindmill.org to find out more.

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