Green's Windmill

Green's Windmill, Nottingham: Hours, Address, Green's Windmill Reviews: 4.5/5

Green's Windmill
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Science Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Green's Windmill is a restored 19th Century tower mill, once home to mathematical physicist George Green. Turning again since 1986, climb to the top of our windmill and see how our sails turn grain into flour. In our interactive Science Centre discover the remarkable story of George Green, and experiment with light, electricity and magnetism. There's something for all the family!
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Claire North
Nottingham, UK2 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
We visited the windmill today. Despite having to book in advance and not being able to tour the mill. The man who worked in the mill did a brilliant job at explaining to my children how the mill worked and did a great job at keeping them engaged too. Also we were able to go round the science museum and shop, in total we were there around 45 mins. For a free activity with a local free car park ( for 2 hours) and a good playground it was great for us and well worth the visit.
Written September 27, 2020
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Claire
2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
The volunteers were great, gave lots of information and were really helpful. The mill itself was working while we were there and it was great to see it in action. The views were amazing as well.
The science centre was brilliant too, my kids loved trying out all the different activities, especially the mirrors.
The videos were really interesting and I never knew the history of the mill or Green before.
The shop sells flour made in the mill which is great as well!
It is well worth a visit.
Written November 3, 2021
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Charlie L
Nottingham, UK82 contributions
Jan 2022
A brilliant place to spend an afternoon. It wasn't a windy day so the sails weren't turning, but still very clear that this is a working mill operated in the traditional way. The views from the top are wonderful, and I feel like we learned loads; so fascinating to see this machine/building from the inside. There is a really cool little science centre too, with lots of kid-friendly exhibits; we were all interested in the life of George Green, the man who proved Newton wrong! The community garden is also very nice, even at this time of year.

There were many knowledgable volunteers on hand across the site, who really work to engage visitors. My two kids got to bag up their own flour/porridge, and did the Green's Quiz trail which they really enjoyed. There's also a really good playground right in the mill's shadow. As a free attraction barely 15 mins from the station, what's not to like?

We will be visiting again.
Written January 22, 2022
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Kaz2510
Manchester, UK22 contributions
Sep 2021
Very interesting to be able to go inside a proper windmill. It wasn't working when we were there, but that wasn't a problem, just one of those things, and as it's free to get in, you can't really complain. My daughter, who says she hates science, absolutely loved the science centre and the fact that it was so hands on. The people working there were lovely and friendly, and the food and drink was very reasonably priced. Very enjoyable visit and would like to go back when the windmill is working.
Written September 3, 2021
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Anita
Scunthorpe, UK1,197 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Popped in on a wet October day.

Until visiting we never knew about George Green. A pioneering mathematician whose work didn't get the recognition it deserved during his short lifetime.
More aimed at families with children, but still interesting. I so hope it encourages children into STEM subjects and careers.
Great views from the windmill too.
Written October 24, 2021
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Toon_local
Nottingham, UK78 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
We went as a family last year to visit as it was suppose to be a fayre on but when we arrived there was like 3 stalls. we did venture up the windmill but due to my vertigo and the steps being so steep.. i could only got 3 levels but my boy went further up but sadly the last level(top) was closed which was a shame. we went in the shop experience and the staff were nice and there are some fun things for the kids but sadly for our first ever visit it was a let down.we did enjoy our time but we only go to that area for the park just below and the views..nice little garden in the back
Written February 28, 2020
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Aija I
4 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
It was really exciting to see working mill. Also view on the city from the to of the hill is excellent! just need to keep in mind when visiting with children that the stairs ate quite steep and one of our little one decided to stay at first floor.
The science centre is interesting with lot of optical illusions, some information about magnets and electricity. Educating information about Green and his achievements.
Written February 9, 2020
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Lucy W
1 contribution
Jul 2018 • Family
We visited the mill today for the first time with a very excited 3 year old. Having worked in the city for 7 years, I'm surprised I'd not heard more about this little gem, that's located only a stones throw away from the centre.
We enjoyed exploring the mill and learning the inner workings and history of it. Afterwards we went onto the science museum, which was enjoyable and educational for children of all ages.
Also impressed with the customer service, the man serving in the science museum today (Sunday) was fab! You could tell he thoroughly enjoyed his job and it came across with his politeness and enthusiasm.
Definitely would recommend this place, admission and car park are FREE! Can't go wrong!
Written July 15, 2018
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Reviewed by Her
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia26 contributions
Oct 2018
This is a great place to go see and learn something new! Definitely well worth a visit, especially if you have younger children as there are interactive activities for them!
Written September 27, 2019
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MartinFGM
London, UK108 contributions
Feb 2015 • Friends
The windmill is located on a small hill in Sneinton (Eastern part of Nottingham). Walking up is a nice exercise on a Saturday morning and takes only about 25 minutes from Nottingham city centre.

Mill and the whole centre are opened to public and are fully functional, meaning that the flour is being produced whilst you are walking around the five floors of the mill. The suggested donation for the visit of the mill is £1 and is entirely voluntary.

There is also a small mill shop selling postcards, organic flour, oatmeal, animal feed, etc... all staffed by extremely nice and welcoming shop assistants and the mill master David. There are various community training programmes held in the mill centre (like Artisan Bread Baking; Fleece working) on Saturdays, as well as children activities too (like Shortbread baking) and a small Maths-Physics centre for kids to explore science.

There is also a nice green area and a playground just outside the mill.

It is a wonderful place to spend a morning / afternoon with friends or family.
Written February 22, 2015
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