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

Book Tickets Online

About

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.

Guide Prices

Entry is free of charge, a minimum £1 donation per person is encouraged.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access

Children

  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • Currently closed

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      39
    • Very Good
      19
    • Average
      5
    • Poor
      2
    • Terrible
      0

    Recent Reviews:

      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      By Road:
      Rayleigh is situated just off the A127. As you enter the Rayleigh High Street one way system, the road to the Windmill is on the left and is signposted for The Mill Hall. Parking and Disabled Parking are both available in The Mill Hall Car Park which is situated in front of the Windmill.

      Accessible by Public Transport: Rayleigh station is 0.5 miles away.

      The Rayleigh Windmill

      Type:Windmill

      The Rayleigh Windmill, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7ED

      TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

      TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 65 reviews65 reviews
      Close window

      Call direct on:

      Tel+44 (0)1702 318120

      Awards

      • Visit EnglandVAQAS Gold VAQAS Gold 2019

      Opening Times

      * The Rayleigh Windmill remains closed for the 2020 season due to COVID-19. We will be reviewing guidance as it evolves ahead of 2021 season. Please see the webpage for updates.

      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

      What's Nearby

      1. The Rayleigh Windmill Group Visits

        The Rayleigh Windmill is a Grade II listed building more than 200 years old and an…

        0 miles away
      2. The Dutch Cottage

        The tiny octagonal cottage based on the design of the 17th century Dutch settlers must be…

        0.23 miles away
      3. Kirbys Coaches

        Kirbys Coaches offers Coach day Trips and Holidays Across the UK and Europe, with Pick Up…

        0.62 miles away
      4. Hockley Woods

        A 280 acre ancient woodland, managed for the benefit of wildlife and the public.…

        1.87 miles away
      1. Hadleigh Park Group Visits

        Fields and woodland overlooking the Thames estuary. Remains of castle close by,…

        2.45 miles away
      2. Hadleigh Park Group Visits

        Hadleigh Country Park can cater for a wide variety of different types of group including…

        2.45 miles away
      3. Hadleigh Castle

        The impressive remains of a mighty fortress constructed over seven centuries ago;…

        2.45 miles away
      4. Hadleigh Park offers something to everyone, it is both beautiful and diverse with one of…

        2.45 miles away
      5. Hadleigh Castle Group Visits

        The impressive remains of a mighty fortress constructed over seven centuries ago;…

        2.45 miles away
      6. Belfairs Woodland Centre

        A modern, attractive and welcoming Visitor’s Centre set in the ancient Belfairs Woodland.…

        2.68 miles away
      7. Chalkwell Park

        A park with beautiful ornamental gardens, colourful bedding displays, an environmental…

        3.02 miles away
      8. A 300-acre country park adjacent to the River Crouch that offers scenic grazing marsh and…

        3.26 miles away
      9. Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park Group Visits

        Situated in the rolling countryside of the Roach Valley at the south of the District, the…

        3.3 miles away
      10. Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park

        Situated in the rolling countryside of the Roach Valley, the 200 acre country park makes…

        3.3 miles away
      11. Belfairs Park and Nature Reserve

        Remnants of the ancient oak, birch and hornbeam woodland that once covered much of Essex;…

        3.65 miles away
      12. Leigh Heritage Centre

        Museum with photographic display of the history of Leigh-on-Sea, and fully restored…

        3.65 miles away
      13. Leigh Heritage Centre Group Visits

        Museum with photographic display of the history of Leigh-on-Sea, and fully restored…

        3.65 miles away
      14. Bell Wharf Beach
        3.94 miles away
      15. METAL provide innovative, multi-disciplinary residency space for artists from the UK and…

        4.3 miles away
      16. The Old House in Rochford was built in 1270. It's a real gem in the District's crown and…

        4.37 miles away
      Previous Next

      Related

      Iconic Rayleigh WindmillThe Rayleigh Windmill Weddings, RayleighThe Rayleigh Windmill is a Grade II listed building more than 200 years old and an award-winning tourist and educational attraction.

      Rayleigh WindmillThe Rayleigh Windmill - Corporate, RayleighThe Rayleigh Windmill is a Grade II listed building more than 200 years old and an award-winning tourist and educational attraction.

      The Rayleigh Windmill Group Visits, RayleighThe Rayleigh Windmill is a Grade II listed building more than 200 years old and an award-winning tourist and educational attraction.

      Don't Miss

      Don't Miss