Located atop the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, Heage Windmill is a major Derbyshire attraction. Originally built in 1797, it is the only working six-sailed stone tower windmill in England. The building was painstakingly restored in 2002 and is now open to public visits at key points throughout the year.
Visitors to Heage Windmill can enjoy a 40 minute guided tour which covers the history of the building, how the miller controls the mill, how strong ground flour is traditionally milled and information on the life of a miller. The mill also features a small gift shop which sells Heage Windmill flour, snacks, hot and cold drinks and souvenirs.
For those who would enjoy a more hands on experience, the mill offers a ‘Miller For The Day’ package. During this time you will work alongside a skilled miller and learn how to set up, operate and close down the mill. This unique experience allows you the opportunity to explore parts of the mill not normally accessible by regular visitors and learn a new skill.
If you’re tying the knot in Derbyshire, Heage Windmill can also be a great location for your wedding photographs. Lucky couples who choose to have their wedding photographs taken at the windmill will also receive a hand pyrographed and decorated wedding spoon as a keepsake.
Please note: Due to COVID-19, Heage Windmill is currently closed. For the most up to date information, please see the Heage Windmill website, which is linked below.
Address: Heage Windmill, Chesterfield Road, Belper, DE56 2BH
Tel: 01773 853579
Website: Heage Windmill