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

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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.

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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
  • Guided tours for groups

Parking

  • Parking with charge

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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      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

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      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

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