Mills Open to the Public

Mills to Visit

Berney Arms, River Yare. 2019 Closed until further notice – awaiting repairs.

Billingford Mill, Nr Diss. Currently undergoing repairs. Local volunteer contact: Tel 01379 853967 for details of events.

Bircham Mill A popular seasonal tourist attraction.
Email: Tel: 01485 578393.

Denver Mill – Sluice Road, Denver.

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

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. Contact: Russell Yeomans 01263 768170.

Hardley Windmill (River Yare)
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 (

Hickling – Stubb Mill, owned by Norfolk Wildlife Trust, is open for guided tours on the 3rd Sunday in the Month April until September.  It is 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.  Follow for regular updates:

Letheringsett Watermill Norfolk’s only working watermill.

Narborough Bone Mill – see their website for opportunities to visit the remains of this industrial mill.

Stracey Arms Drainage Mill – River Bure (moorings available) & between Acle and Great Yarmouth on A47 (NR29 3BQ limited parking). Mill currently closed for restoration work as part of the ‘Mill and the Marshfolk’ project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Privately owned shop/café/moorings remain open.

Thurne Mill – restored drainage mill. Sails can sometimes be seen turning.  Regularly open on Sunday afternoons 2-4pm.  To check dates email: or telephone 07796 407864.

Wicklewood Mill (NR18 9QE) Refreshments in the miller’s kitchen.  2019 Openings on 9th June, 14th July, 11th August, 8th September 2-5pm
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: Also on Facebook and Twitter.

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