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the windmilll

Friday and Saturday each week.    10:00am – 3:00pm

Admission prices:

Windmill Opening Times (March to December)

Adults : £2.50     Concessions: £2.00     Under 16s: £1.00


There are lots of ways in which you can help keep our lovely windmill going.

Windmill Guides and other Volunteers

We can only keep Dereham Windmill open to the public through the work of the Windmill Guides and other Volunteers who work with the Dereham Windmill Charity.

Being a Windmill Guide is our most important role. Guides look after visitors to the mill, when we are open – on a Friday and Saturday and some Sundays - Our more experienced Guides will escort visitors around the windmill explaining how the mill worked. But if you aren’t yet a windmill expert, don’t worry. Some Guides base themselves on the ground floor and allow visitor to explore the mill at their own pace.

We hope Guides will be available for one afternoon or morning each month, or more if you wish, but our roster is very flexible.

If you can’t make it regularly to the mill there are lots of other ways in which you could help – keeping our website and Facebook page up to date, making & distributing posters, helping at events and a host of other jobs as well.


If you would be interested in keeping our treasured Dereham asset open to the public please contact 

​​Become a Trustee

Trustees meet one evening a month to plan the future of the mill and to help raise much needed restoration funds. No formal experience is necessary - all you need is commitment to help keep our windmill and exhibition centre open and running efficiently. If you would like to be considered for this role, please contact

Become a Friend

If you wish to support Dereham Windmill you can become a Friend of Dereham Windmill (FODW). The annual subscription is just £12.

We will keep you informed of upcoming events and you will have the opportunity to find out more about what goes on behind the scenes at Dereham Windmill.  Please contact for an application form.

Make a Donation

If you wish to support the windmill via a single donation you can do so by making a bank transfer. Drop a line to for details. If you are a taxpayer, please consider gift aiding your donation.  Please ask for a gift aid form.

Legacy Gift

By leaving a gift to Dereham Windmill in your Will, you can make a positive impact on the Windmill for generations to come.

Leaving a legacy gift is important, but it does not need to be complicated. The basics are shown below:-

  • State in your will that you would like to leave a gift to us. We recommend using a solicitor or professional will-writer to make sure your will is legal and valid.

  • Include our full name, to make sure the money goes to the right place: Dereham Windmill, Registered Charity Number (1108549)

If you have already written us into your will, we’re very grateful and would very much like to know.

More information on leaving gifts to charity in your will can be seen on the HMRC website.

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