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Heage Windmill

Heage Windmill


Chesterfield Road,
DE56 2BH

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Monday June 6th 2016 was a great day in the history of Heage Windmill: the six sails were put back, ready to turn again soon.

Built in 1797 and restored in 2002 Heage Windmill, a Grade II listed building, is the only working, stone-towered, six-sailed windmill in England. She is set in the Derbyshire countryside, providing spectacular views towards the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Car parking space is available on site with wheelchair access to the Interpretation Centre, shop, toilets and the ground floor of the mill. A Virtual Reality tour is available for those unable to climb stairs. Not all areas are guide dog friendly e.g. the ladder-type stairs to the top two floors of the mill. The adjacent drying kiln has been rebuilt and operates as a Visitor Centre and shop selling souvenirs, light refreshments and the windmill’s own flour. There are hands on activities for children. Groups are welcome by prior arrangement and dogs are admitted on a lead but not allowed in the mill. Flour milling may take place when the wind is favourable. Look out for the many special events throughout the year. When the mill is closed telephone 01773 853136 or email

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsGuided tours mandatorySmoking not allowed

Limited access for wheelchairs visitor centre and gift shop only upper levels of the mill accessed by ladder type steps.

Opening details

Seasonal opening: Open Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays Easter until end of October Groups at other times by special arrangement. Admission by guided tour only.
Last tour 3.30pm


Adults £4-00 Concessions including Gold Cards £3-50, Children (5-16) £1-50 (parents can buy one and get one free for children in the age group) Children under 5 are free.
Organised Adult parties of up to 10 people -£50-00. For each additional person £5-00 is payable).
School Parties and other children's groups - standard charge of £40-00 for up to 30 persons including adults (contact Lynn on 01773 715177 / 07973 548 551)




See location of Heage Windmill on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 367507  Lat: 53.05314 Long: -1.45335

From A38 exit Ripley turn-off, then A610 towards Ambergate. After traffic lights turn left immediately after Excavator pub onto B6013. Windmill entrance 3/4 mile along this road on right.
From Matlock A6 to Ambergate. At Hurt Arms turn left onto A610, turn right onto B6013 before the Excavator pub. Windmill entrance 3/4 mile along this road on right.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Ambergate station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Guided tours mandatoryGuided tours mandatory
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Limited access for wheelchairs visitor centre and gift shop only upper levels of the mill accessed by ladder type steps.