News – what’s happening at the mill?

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

Support Holgate Windmill by shopping at

If you use Amazon to shop online then you can help us raise money to support the windmill at no cost to you! To access the scheme log onto  (or  AmazonSmile activated in the app). Nominate your charity (The Holgate Windmill Preservation Society) and you shop as normal via the site. Only purchases made through this site are eligible to generate donations. Millions of products are marked ‘Eligible for AmazonSmile donation’ at the same products at the same prices as the Amazon you know. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the eligible purchase amount — at no extra cost to you. Please Read More …

Holgate Windmill Challenge Badge

We are excited to announce here our newest addition to the Mini Miller range of activities, the “Holgate Windmill Challenge Badge” award. Children can earn this badge by completing a range of activities at home by themselves or at school, Brownies, Cubs, Mini Millers sessions etc. The activities are designed for children to gain the widest appreciation of our windmill from a variety of perspectives so they must complete activities from the four categories of “Food & Baking”, “Design & Technology”, “History & Art” and “Get Crafty”. Once the children have shown us their proud achievements, the embroidered badges can Read More …