Windmill leads districts National Mills Weekend celebrations!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Rochford District Council is celebrating National Mills Weekend by inviting visitors to celebrate the UK's milling heritage and visiting the Rayleigh Windmill. There will be free guided tours available and guests will get to discover the iconic buildings long history as well as the milling process.

Whether you’ve visited before or it’s on your list of places to visit National Mills Weekend on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May 2019 is the perfect excuse to explore the Rayleigh Windmill.

Come and join the fun as Rayleigh Windmill volunteers dress up in traditional period costume and run guided tours for this very special weekend.

The Windmill will be extending it’s opening hours from 12 noon to 4pm on the Saturday and Sunday. Entry is free of charge and a £1 donation is suggested.

For more information on Rayleigh Windmill and the exhibitions at the Windmill, or if you would be interested in volunteering with us, please contact Rochford District Council Leisure Team on 01702 546366. Please check the website before visiting on other dates, as the Windmill is sometimes closed for private events

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