Mills to Visit
Berney Arms, River Yare. Formerly a combined cement and drainage mill. Opened regularly by the RSPB and volunteers during the summer months 10am until 4pm. Free Entry. Refreshments are available. Please note there is no vehicular access to the site however there are regular trains from Yarmouth & Norwich to Berney halt (request stop); the mill is on both Weavers’ and Wherrymans’ Way footpaths & there are moorings available nearby. The 2017 openings are: April 16th (Easter Sunday) TBC, April 30th TBC, May 13th and 14th (National Mills Weekend), May 28th, June 25th, July 30th, August 6th, August 13th, August 20th, August 27th Bank Holiday), September 10th (Heritage Open Day), September 24th, October 29th. *(please check arrangements before travelling on the 16th and 30th April as some works are planned which may affect opening).
Billingford Mill, Nr Diss. Currently undergoing repairs. Local volunteer contact: Tel 01379 853967 for details of events.
Bircham Mill http://www.birchamwindmill.co.uk/ A popular tourist attraction.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01485 578393
Denver Mill – Sluice Road, Denver. Closed pending restoration work.
Dereham Mill – Greenfields Road, Dereham, NR20 3TE. Used as an exhibition space for community groups. New café building. Annual Friends membership available. Also on Facebook and Twitter. Tel: 01362 694511 or 01362 692145 www.derehamwindmill.co.uk
Gunton Park Saw Mill – restored working water-powered sawmill. Opened on Sunday afternoons on the 4th Sunday of the month from April until September or by special arrangement. Located 1/2 mile west of Suffield at the southern edge of Gunton Park. Operated in conjunction with Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society. http://www.guntonparksawmill.co.uk/ Contact: Russell Yeomans 01263 768170, Bev Woolner 01603 408594 or Barré Funnell 01508 493467
Hardley Windmill (River Yare) http://www.hardley-windmill.org.uk/
Restored drainage mill with visitor centre. The sails and can seen turning, wind permitting. Open Sundays April to September 11am to 3pm. Moorings on site. Nearest parking Hardley Staithe (25 min walk alongside river). Tel Frances 01508 520331 for details of special events. Also on Facebook (www.facebook.com/HardleyWindmill)
Hickling – Stubb Mill, owned by Norfolk Wildlife Trust, is open for guided tours on the 3rd Sunday in the Month April until September. The 2017 Openings are: April 16th, May 14th, Jun 18th, Jul 16th, Aug 20th, Sep 17th. Mill open on those dates 11-1pm and 2-4pm. Visitors should park at the visitor centre, pay for entrance to the reserve and walk about 1200 metres down the footpath to the mill. There is very limited parking at the mill for disabled visitors only (please ask at the visitor centre). It is also possible to arrange private group visits to the mill. Tel 01692 598276.
Horning – St Benet’s Abbey Mill (& former monastic precinct). Open any reasonable time. Remains of an 18thC brick tower mill built into medieval gatehouse. One of Norfolk’s earliest mills. Lots of moorings on River Bure. Signposted from off A1062 Johnsons St, Ludham. Small car park.
Horsey Mill – a drainage windmill owned by the National Trust. NR29 4EF. Telephone: 01493 393450. Refreshments & small shop. Currently closed for restoration work. Follow for regular updates: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/horsey-windpump/
Letheringsett Watermill Norfolk’s only working watermill. http://www.letheringsettwatermill.co.uk/
Narborough Bone Mill – see their website for opportunities to visit the remains of this industrial mill. http://www.bonemill.org.uk
Stracey Arms Drainage Mill – River Bure (moorings available) & between Acle and Great Yarmouth on A47 (NR29 3BQ limited parking). Open daily from 9am. Exhibition on the drainage mills of the Broads. Tearoom and shop on site under new ownership. Restoration works to the mill are pending.
Thurne Mill – restored drainage mill. Sails can sometimes be seen turning. Fundraising events towards repainting throughout 2017. Regularly open on Sunday afternoons 2-4pm. To check dates email: email@example.com or telephone 07796 407864.
Wicklewood Mill (NR18 9QE) 2017 openings: 14 May, 11 June, 16 July, 20 August, 17 September. All 1-4pm. Refreshments in the miller’s kitchen. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01953 602445 for details or to arrange a visit at other times.
Wind Energy Museum, Repps with Bastwick
Home to a number of wind engines, the Whitlingham scoopwheel, an education room. Refreshments available. Regular programme of events – full opening details can be found here: https://windenergymuseum.wordpress.com/visit-us/ Also on Facebook and Twitter.