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Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre

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Step back in time to a fascinating era

Fabulous experience, we had a brilliant guided tour by Ray who was very knowledgeable and bought... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anne F
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Skegness, United Kingdom
A wonderful little treasure and superb guides!

This place was just great. The windmill itself is beautiful and our guide was absolutely superb... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2018
Nigel M
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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A 19th century windmill which was refurbished in 2014. A new H frame, repaired cap and new sails were included in the full restoration. This is a unique mill as it 'left handed'- the sails turn clockwise - and it has 5 sails. We are now...more
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High Street, Burgh le Marsh, Skegness PE24 5JT, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous experience, we had a brilliant guided tour by Ray who was very knowledgeable and bought the past to life. Coffee and cake in the tea room was a real treat and delicious, the heritage centre very interesting. We bought some of their porridge. seeing...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Anne F
MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. i shall pass the message on to Ray! glad that you enjoyed our mill and the Heritage Centre.

Reviewed December 21, 2018

This place was just great. The windmill itself is beautiful and our guide was absolutely superb - the knowledge and enthusiasm he showed as he took us all through the process from top to bottom was fascinating. A great place to visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nigel M
MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are always looking to improve our offering to the public and our guides are keen to make visitors welcome.

Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

The Windmill is absolutely beautiful and the guided tour is fascinating. The kids ask to visit each when we come over...the call it Grandma's windmill because grandma lives in Burgh😊

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kristian s
MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Thank you - Glad you enjoy your visits! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed September 21, 2018

We visited Dobson's Windmill having been there about 12 years ago before our kids were born. We hadn't been back in that part of Lincolnshire since then and had fond memories so wanted to take them. It was disappointing that the sails were not working...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tris1976
Reviewed August 26, 2018

A free windmill visit, a nice cafe, what more could you want. a great passionate tour-guide. I'd visited Gunby Hall which is just up the road, so i planned out a visit here as well. A worthwhile visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank benjamina32
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Visted the town and seen the windmill. Had a visit around, the tour is free but we left a donation. The volunteer tour guides where friendly and very informative.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jack_38_1991
MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Thank you - glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come again! Thank you for your donation.

Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic tour of the windmill by Malcolm.Very informative and humerous tour guide..really lovely man.Nothing was too much trouble and he was really passionate about the windmill and its history and his heart was in it which was lovely.I went with my Mum and my...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Toni H
MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2018

Thanks Toni, glad you enjoyed it - and the boys too! The volunteers here at the windmill take heart from the positive comments we receive. Just to add for readers of this page - Toni emailed and arranged a viewing at a time when we...More

Reviewed April 29, 2018

good museum (you do have to climb stairs for museum) and tea room.would like to see it open more often not just at weekends,woulds be nice with a small craft roomMore

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Marilyn K
MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Thank you for your comments. We are totally reliant on volunteers for the management and running of the site. We do have activities durng the week throughout the year - these vary according to the season. We do also 'compete' with several other visitor attractions...More

Reviewed December 14, 2017

We had to stop as we went by coming back from Skegness. This part of East Lincolnshire is called New Holland. That must be why the windmill

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank John W
MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2017

Interesting connection but misleading, New Holland is another area of Lincolnshire, unfortunately. The windmills of Lincolnshire owe little to any Dutch connection as they developed their own identities as a development from those of the Midle Ages. Thank you for your thoughts.

Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

We had tea in cafe before very friendly cafe full of local people sharing tea and tea cakes, then we went to the mill the volunteer was very knowledgable of the mill and shown us round and told us about all the elements and component...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Toni H
April 3, 2018|
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Response from MillerMalcolm1844 | Property representative |
hello - sorry I have not seen these questions before - we are only 10 miles away from Ingoldmells.
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barlowann2
July 7, 2017|
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Response from MillerMalcolm1844 | Property representative |
Entry to our site is free to visitors. We do not charge for tours but ask for donations towards the upkeep of the site if you have enjoyed your visit. Thanks for your interest.
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Joanne T
May 21, 2017|
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Response from MillerMalcolm1844 | Property representative |
We have no wheelchair access to the mill itself as it is a Grade 1 listed building. We do have display areas at ground level, a ramped access to the tearooms and a chairlift to the Heritage Trail with a 'travel' lightweight... More
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