Monday June 6th 2016 was a great day in the history of Heage Windmill: the six sails were put back, ready to turn again.
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 - www.heagewindmill.org.uk
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.
Children (5-16) £3.00 (parents can buy one and get one free for children in this age group)
Children under 5 are free
For parties of up to 10 people, there is a minimum charge of £60.00. For each person after this, the charge is £6.00. These visits are normally arranged outside our regular opening hours.
If you are interested in booking a group visit, please contact Lynn Allen on 01773 715 177 (mobile 07973 548 551)
- Visit England VisitEngland Place of Interest Quality Assurance Scheme 2016
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Children welcome
- Education/study area
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
- Guided tours for groups
- French signs/guides
- German signs/guides
- Free Parking
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Gift shop
- Guided tours for individuals
- Guided tours mandatory
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Welcome Host
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
* Heage windmill is open on weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays from April until the end of October.
Opening times are 11am to 4pm, with last tour starting at 3.30 pm
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.