Welcome to the Hardley Windmill Trust website

We are hoping, if the Government guidelines permit, to open the Mill to the public from Saturday 22nd May 2021. This will be the first time the Mill has been open since we closed on 19th March 2020. Although we have renovated the Visitor Centre floor and added a new kitchen, we are expecting to serve coffee, tea, juices and cake/biscuits outside. The sails are still to be replaced, awaiting the millwright, we will still be able to show the public around the Mill in small groups. So, from May we will probably only open at the weekends.

Hardley Mill is maintained as the most active mill, fully restored and is able to pump water, on the Norfolk Broads. The turning sails attract visitors from far and wide.

The video clips were taken by Camoflage IMG who were using Hardley Windmill and Hickling Broad to create a video for Norwich City FC. They kindly edited some of the clips to put on our website.

Mill open to Visitors

The mill is open on Friday and Monday around the weekends from April to September. Admission to the visitor centre is free. Admission to the mill is £3.00 per adult (children 16 years and under are free). The restored mill and visitor centre are accessible to visitors via the Wherryman’s Way footpath or the river side moorings. See the contact us page for further details.

The ‘Friends of Hardley Mill’ (FoHW) support the Trust and commit to the objectives:

  1. To raise funds for the restoration of the Hardley Mill to full working order and to conserve and maintain it for the public benefit.
  2. To develop this Grade II listed Heritage building as an educational facility and visitor centre for all people, particularly the young.
  3. To maintain the landscape, fences, boundary features, walls and structures or apparatus from time to time erected or standing thereon.

There are several events planned in support of the ongoing work at the mill.

Mill opening times

The visitor centre and mill are open as follows:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday April to September 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

During the week, there are frequently members of FoHW working at the mill. They will usually be able to show visitors around, but access may be limited depending on the nature of work being carried out – please don’t be offended if it is not always possible to view the mill.

If the sails are turning – we are open.

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