The Rayleigh Windmill

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Tel+44 (0)1702 318120

Opening Times

Saturdays & Sundays 13:00 - 16:00 (3 Apr 2023 - 28 Sept 2023)
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday10:00 - 13:00
Thursday - FridayClosed
Saturday - Sunday13:00 - 16:00
Wednesdays 10:00 - 13:00 (3 Apr 2023 - 28 Sept 2023)
Wednesday10:00 - 13:00

* Our usual opening details are as follows: The Windmill is open from the end of March to the end of September each year.
Wednesday 10am - 1pm
Saturday 1 - 4pm
Sunday 1 - 4pm

  • Rayleigh Windmill
  • Rayleigh Windmill
  • Friendly volunteers
  • Learn more about the Windmill and Rayleigh's history
  • Rayleigh Windmill
  • Rayleigh Windmill


The beautiful Rayleigh Windmill is a Grade II listed building more than 200 years old and contains an accredited museum, an exhibition space and information about Rayleigh Mount. It was sympathetically refurbished in 2006 and is a tourist and educational attraction, and popular venue for Weddings and other celebrations.
The dedicated and friendly team of volunteers are always on hand to offer guided tours and talks on the Windmill's long history.
We welcome school and group visits, and group leaders can download a Group Visit Heritage Guide and booking form from our website.
School or group visits may be booked during the winter months but are subject to volunteer availability.

Toilets, including disabled toilets and baby changing facilities, are accessible via the Mill Arts & Events Centre situated next to the Windmill.



  • Disabled access


  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Guided tours for groups


  • Parking with charge - Parking in adjacent car park free on Saturdays after 1pm and all day Sundays.

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

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