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Review of Herne Mill

Herne Mill
Ranked #15 of 42 things to do in Herne Bay
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Herne Mill is a Kentish smock windmill dating from 1789. It is Grade I listed & is owned by Kent County Council and cared for by the Friends of Herne Mill. Herne Mill Opening Times: Herne Mill is open to the general public from Easter 2015 until the end of September. The mill is open on Sunday afternoons from 2:00 - 5:00pm with last admissions at 4:30pm (subject to the availability of volunteer staff). The mill is also open by appointment. Admission: £2.00 each for all adults. Children (under 16) - free admission. (Children under age of 12 must be in the care of a responsible adult at all times) Cash Only - we have no credit card facilities. Access: Road access is signposted from the A291 Herne Bay - Canterbury road and the A299. Parking: Limited parking is available at the mill. Pedestrian access from Herne Bay - use the Pigeon Lane footbridge over the A299, turn right into Mill Lane. Public Transport: Rail: 2 miles from Herne Bay station. Bus: 4/4B/6/6B Canterbury / Whitstable / Herne Bay Disabled Access: Disabled access to the ground floor of the mill and to the museum in the Wootton Room. Disabled access toilet.
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Had a great tour around the windmill by a lovely volunteer plently of knowledge.
£2 each which is cheep and a great part of history that we never knew deffently recommend a visit thank you

Thank Becky D
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

I visited here on an open day I was given a tour round by myself and the guide was very knowledgeable

1  Thank June F
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

We visited the mill on Heritage Open Day so it was free which was a bonus. It is a work in progress as the shutters had been removed from the sails for repair. However there were extremely informative and enthusiastic guides to explain the workings and the history of the mill. It was probably more suited to an adult than to a child audience. There is an exhibition of pictures of local mills in an adjoining room and, whilst this is rather tired, it would be of particular interest to people living in Kent.

Thank HerneBayCharley
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Fabulous tour of this superb 18th century windmill. The VOLUNTEERS are second to none. Very informative, went at my pace, answered my questions very knowledgeably in an understandable way. £2 entrance fee a steal. I came away really inspired to visit other local windmills and ensure I re-visit this one. Whole-heartedly recommend a visit for all ages....(NB :Some working parts are only accessible via stairs and sails are awaiting funding from Kent CC for refurbishment - come on KCC get a wriggle on.)

Thank Arthur A
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended.

We had an excellent guided tour with some fascinating insights into the processes and equipment of milling. Very educational in an engaging and non-patronising way.
Possibly not ideal for young children with steep, narrow ladders up to the third floor.

Wonderful views across the bay and countryside.

The volunteers who invest their time and energy into maintaining this mill and hosting visitors should be very proud of themselves. If you get the chance to visit, do!

Thank If_only_I_were_rich
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