News – what’s happening at the mill?

Live data at the mill

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. See the live webcam link also in the About the Mill menu.

Santa at the Mill

A date for your diaries! Santa is visiting Holgate Windmill on Saturday 2nd/ Sunday 3rd and Saturday 9th/Sunday 10th December from 2 to 4 each day. The cost is £6 per child and this includes a present from Santa. No need to book but just be aware it can get busy!

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to help with our new program of open days. If you would like to get involved and support one of York’s iconic buildings, the last surviving working windmill in York and the oldest 5-sailed windmill in the country, please email

Mini Miller Sessions

We look forward to welcoming back our Mini Millers. Sign up now for any/all of the 2022 sessions (10-11am) by emailing Sat 21 May: Historic toys in the mill and historic dress upSat 18 June: Cogs and GearsSat 16 July: Pinwheels and mill towersSat 20 Aug: Windmill collage artSat 17 Sept: Wood in t’millSat 15 Oct: Dough and Bread plaits