Welcome to Waltham Windmill
Mills on site since 1666...
From 1666, to the present day there has always been a mill in the village of Waltham Several Mills have been built and operated here, and the present one, which was built in 1878 - 1880, is fully restored and operational as a Six Sail six storied working Windmill. [read more about the history of Waltham windmill]
More about the area...
The windmill site has a pleasant rural atmosphere, On site we have:
- Excellent parking
- Toilet facilities
- Old railway-carriage café
- Old-fashioned sweetshop
- Vintage Craft Shop
- Laser Wood Engraving
- Country Store
Waltham village has a lovely old church, some unusual shops and two pubs, the King’s Head and the Tilted Barrel. Also in the area are the Grimsby Heritage Centre, an award-winning fishing museum, the extensive Grimsby shopping precinct, and Cleethorpes seaside resort with all its attractions.
Waltham Windmill Preservation Society has worked hard for many years, running car boot sales, auctions, and many other events towards the upkeep of the magnificent Waltham Windmill, which stands proudly on high ground and can be seen for miles around. It is a great educational resource, visited by groups of schoolchildren for National Curriculum studies, and is also a popular venue for families and international visitors alike.
There is also a popular miniature railway and a picnicking area. The acclaimed Museum of Rural Life, (Click here to see more of the Museum) is an amazing trip back in time, with a great number of hands-on items, plus video shows and a new RAF section. Learn more..