Welcome to Holgate Windmill

Our photographic exhibition is now on throughout April and May, see Exhibition for details.

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.

From 6th April to 26th October the Windmill be open every Saturday from 10:00 to 16:00

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.

 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 hours ago

Holgate Windmill

Green fingers itching to titivate the garden, now spring is here? Come to our bring-and-buy plant sale this Saturday, 10-1. All takings go to windmill funds. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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Time for some fun maths. Did you know, most cogs in a windmill have a different number of teeth, and those numbers will be prime numbers! Why? Because the fewer shared multiples, the lower the wear on individual teeth as they meet less often.

Clever, eh?
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1 week ago

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Wheeeee! Look what our friend Rob Smith did with his drone – this fabulous birds-eye twirl around the mill! Thanks Rob! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Our photography exhibition opened today! Thank you for all the huge variety of contributions, and to the many visitors who've already come to enjoy the display. Watch this space for some more samples over the coming days!

Here's a top entry from John Johnstone at Red Shutter Photography.
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3 weeks ago

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Need some Easter holiday inspiration for your little chicks? Especially if the sun isn't shining? The mill is open Wednesday and Friday 10-12, and 10 til 4 on Saturdays, for some eggcellent adventures, some rat-hunting, and even some milling if you're lucky. So get cracking! 🐣 ... See MoreSee Less

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