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Visit the Rayleigh Windmill

29 March 2023

The award-winning Rayleigh Windmill re-opens to visitors for the 2023 season from Saturday 1st April.

The beautiful attraction, in Bellingham Lane, provides a host of activities for the whole family to enjoy. It’s an opportunity to learn about local history and take in breath-taking views from the top of the building. Activities for children include the chance to try their hand at milling flour.

As usual the Windmill will host exhibitions from local artists showcasing their amazing work.

A hard-working team of enthusiastic volunteers make the Grade II listed building an exciting place to visit.

Rayleigh Windmill’s Volunteer Co-ordinator, Trevor Rand, said:

“We’re excited to offer a new presentation for visitors who are interested in a more detailed history of the Windmill. We are also delighted to have talented local artists present throughout the season to showcase their work to visitors. We look forward to seeing you there!”

Rayleigh Windmill opening times:

Wednesday 10am - 1pm

Saturday 1pm - 4pm

Sunday 1pm - 4pm

Weddings booked at the Windmill may affect opening days, so please check our Windmill page before visiting.

Entry is free of charge, a minimum £1 donation per person is encouraged.

Please note, parking in the Mill Hall Car Park is FREE on Saturdays from 1pm and on Sundays all day.

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Unable to attend the Windmill in person? Don’t forget you can explore the Windmill and its history by enjoying the Rayleigh Windmill's virtual tour. The virtual tour uses a combination of footage from inside the Windmill, drone footage and historical photographs to highlight what makes the Windmill such a special and well-loved landmark.

The windmill is also a popular venue for weddings, find out more on our dedicated weddings page.