Visit Bircham Windmill – one of the best preserved windmills in the UK

Standing in the heart of Norfolk’s undulating fields, Bircham Windmill now looks as it did over 100 years ago. At that time over 300 mills ground corn for horse & cattle feed and bread-making in Norfolk. Today, very few windmills are left, and Bircham Mill is considered one of the best still remaining: it is the only windmill in working order in this area open to the public.

Visitors can ascend the five floors up to the fan stage and, when possible, on windy days, visitors can also see the sails and the milling machinery turning.

Found only a few miles from Sandringham and Hunstanton in North-West Norfolk, Bircham Windmill is considered to be one of the best remaining examples of a British Windmill.

Bircham Windmill is also the only working windmill in the area to be open to the public.

Carefully restored to look just as it did over a century ago, a visit to Bircham Windmill offers the rare opportunity to experience the history and character of a Norfolk Corn Mill – a phenomenon that was once prolific in this region.

On-site is also the original bakery and a baking shop, from which the inimitable smell of freshly baked bread will welcome you. The baking shop sells various flours, fresh bread, scones and cakes as well as baking paraphernalia, recipe books and much more. You can also experience bread baking for yourself, with their ‘Make & Bake’ or ‘Bake a loaf from scratch’ (£3.25 and £5.50, respectively).

Also for Children (and grown-up animal lovers of course!) are the adorable Donkeys, sheep, pygmy goats, chickens and guinea pigs. With the opportunity to meet the animals and an Under 7’s play area, you can relax in the Mill garden while your kids play.

Bircham Windmill also has an on-site Tea Rooms (serving homemade cakes, scones and light lunches along with their famous Clotted Cream Teas), an Art Gallery (with a different artist each month), a Gift Shop, Family Cycle Hire Centre and trails and walks around the Mill for cyclists and walkers.

With so much to do and enjoy, most of which are free and can be accessed separately from the Mill itself, Bircham Windmill is a novel day out in Norfolk that will appeal to all members of the family.

Where can we book?

To climb the mill and bread bake, just come along and book your slot on the day. FREE ENTRY to The Bakery, Tea Rooms & Gift Shop. Wheelchair users are free, adults with disabilities are charged at the concession rate, and dedicated carers are free. There are accessible parking and toilet facilities on site - any visitor with mobility issues is welcome to use the disabled parking area, you don't have to have a blue badge. All ground floor areas are wheelchair accessible. Dogs are welcome on leads in the garden, grounds and at our dog-friendly tearoom tables. Dogs are not permitted in the windmill or bakery.
  • If you wanted to stay at Bircham Windmill they have two wonderful Shepherd’s Huts and a campsite with and without electric hookups.
  • FREE ENTRY into Tea Rooms, Bakery & Gift Shop.
  • Entry to Windmill: Adults £6.00, Retired £5.00, Children 4-15 yrs £4, Family £20. Season tickets are available.
  • Open daily from Sunday 2nd April 2022 10 am-5 pm.
  • Parking is FREE.
  • Dogs are welcome on leads.
  • Disabled parking & toilet facilities on site. All ground floor areas are wheelchair accessible.

 

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