AboutMonday 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
Heage Windmill Flour Sales
The flour is stone ground on site using organic wheat from Suffolk. Flour types available are wholemeal, middlings, white, coarse brown and bran. The flour is on sale at the visitor centre during mill opening hours.
Limited access for wheelchairs visitor centre and gift shop only upper levels of the mill accessed by ladder type steps.
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)
- Visit England VisitEngland Place of Interest Quality Assurance Scheme 2016
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Welcome Host
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
- French signs/guides
- German signs/guides
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Gift shop
- Guided tours for individuals
- Guided tours mandatory
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Children welcome
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Free Parking
- Education/study area
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
- Guided tours for groups
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
* Heage windmill is open from 11am to 4pm every weekend from April until the end of October.
- Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good17
- stevedeb2016Derbyshire, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesVisit to see Santa with the GrandchildrenWednesday, 4th January 2017We visited the windmill with our children and grandchildren as Santa was there for the day. Had a great time, nice little gift shop and great views, will return in the summer. Read full review
- richardbO7598UETrip Type:FamilyA Visit To A WindmillThursday, 24th November 2016we decided one sunny afternoon ,to visit the nearby windmill. it was a great experience of a bygone era. the people there were dressed up in traditional clothes and were very enthusiastic about... Read full review
- johnhp702Derby, United KingdomTrip Type:Solo travelWonderful WindmillMonday, 17th October 2016Knowledgable volunteers make a visit to the Heage windmill informative and an extremely enjoyable couple of hours exploying the working of this mill. Read full review
Map & Directions
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.
Accessible by Public Transport: Ambergate station is 3 miles away.