Dereham

Windmill

Learn, Relax, Walk

Learn about how flour was milled in a Grade 2 listed, 19th century windmill

Relax in our coffee shop or at our picnic tables

Walk in our extensive grounds – dogs are welcome

We are sorry to announce that Dereham Windmill will be closed to visitors for the remainder of 2020.

You are most welcome to use the grounds in accordance with Government guidance and of course our friends at The Partea Hut are providing a take away service. Please see Coffee Shop for more details.

Thank you for your support.

Windmill Closure

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About

the windmill

THE WINDMILL


Dereham Windmill is the last of several windmills in the Dereham District. It was built in 1835 and is a five-storey brick tower mill with a boat shaped cap winded by a six bladed fantail. Rescued from dereliction in the 1980s, the mill was recently restored as an exhibition centre. It is located in Cherry Lane (near Neatherd High School) and car access is via Greenfields Road.

THE GROUNDS

 

The windmill is set in extensive dog-friendly grounds that are connected to a number of rural walks in and around the Dereham area. Our Coffee Shop serves a wide range of refreshments, throughout the week, provided by our partners, The Partea Hut, and a more limited menu on Sundays when our volunteers will look after you. Dogs are not allowed in the Coffee Shop. Full disabled facilities are available within the coffee shop and grounds, including a specially adapted picnic bench.

ACCESS

There are five floors connected by steps that are steep but have good handrails. The ground floor is fully accessible and is where videos telling the story of the windmill and how flour is milled may be viewed. Our Windmill Guides may also escort visitors on a guided tour of the whole building. On the first floor you can meet the ghost of Miller Fendick who might tell you about his life as a miller. Also, on every floor, there are illustrated explanations of what happened in each area when the mill was full of noise and flour dust.

EXHIBITIONS

 

We organise exhibitions each month in the windmill by local schools, artists, and other organisations. Do come and browse what is on show this month in this unique location. 

Bookings

The Windmill Community Hall / Coffee Shop

The Windmill Community Hall/Coffee Shop is available to hire for meetings and small parties when not open to the public. The cost is £25 for the first 2 hours and £10 for each additional hour. Catering is also available for an additional charge. Contact Susan Ferguson on 01362 698209 or 07774 429728 or download and email a completed booking form
to
Susan.Ferguson54@outlook.com

Download the booking form

 

Get involved

 

We are always looking for supporters to help in the daily running of the Dereham Windmill. If you would like to help, please have a look at the Get Involved page.

Click here for further information

 

Supporting Dereham town through the aboutDereham Partnership

Registered Charity No. 1108549

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