Welcome to Holgate Windmill

MAINTENANCE : Next Wednesday (Feb 28th) the mill will not be open or operating. New electricity cables are due to be laid and connected across Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We trust that the mill can operate again on Friday 1st March.

Holgate Windmill, York’s last surviving windmill and the oldest 5-sailed windmill in the country is now fully restored and producing traditional stone-ground flour.

Ever wondered how a Windmill Works? 

WINDMILL OPEN TIMES AND ENTRY FEE

Holgate Windmill will be open for visitors every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday morning from 10:00 to 12:00. The mill will be in operation on the Wednesday and Friday sessions.

The entrance fee is £5.00 (those under 16 years old are free), or take an annual membership with unlimited visits – £10.00 for an individual, £15.00 for a household.

LIVE DATA FROM THE MILL!

Live Webcam

We now have a live webcam with data at Holgate Windmill.

We are now involved in an exciting new initiative where along with some other windmills we have installed datalogging into the mill all run on a new LoRaWAN network. This technology has been developed at Upminster Windmill and their team installed the system in our mill in late September. After a few weeks bedding in the system is now operating well.

 DONATE

Holgate Windmill is a charity run purely by volunteers.  We depend on income we can generate ourselves and donations given to support our work.  If you would like to help and support us, a donation would be greatly appreciated. Please click the button below and thank you.

What is Facebook saying? :

5 days ago

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HOW EXCITING! As promised, you can now watch our windmill's activity in real time, along with wind speed, sail direction, and other vital windmill stats. It's all thanks to a system developed by Upminster Windmill, with experimental tech by SmartMolen. Just go to www.smartmolen.com/holgate to see us 24/7. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Need some half-term activity inspiration? Bring the kiddies for some rat-finding, sack-exploring, flour-making fun. We're open - with exciting milling action - Wednesday and Friday mornings, 10-12. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Say it with flours.

Stuck for ideas for that special someone? Holgate Windmill is open for Valentine's Day morning, complete with milling. Come and drop in! #valentines #york
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3 weeks ago

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A turn for the better. Soon, via the wonders of modern technology, wherever you are in the world you'll be able to see Holgate Windmill's sails turning (or not) in real time! Watch this space! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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More than 200 visitors came to see us last weekend for our open days! Thank you!

We got some lovely feedback. One visitor said: 'Your dedication and hard work in maintaining such a historic gem is truly commendable. The passion and care you put into this place really shine through and made our visit memorable. Thank you for creating such a lovely and educational environment for visitors of all ages.'

Come and see what the fuss is about! We're open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday morning from 10:00 to 12:00.
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