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Review of Green's Windmill

Green's Windmill
Ranked #14 of 118 things to do in Nottingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Despite it being visible from the the city centre, it seems most residents of Nottingham haven't paid the mill a visit. It's a lovely place to spend an hour on a sunny day. We took our two little nieces who had a great time climbing the stairs and getting their hands covered in flour. A bargain, and well worth a visit with little ones.

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

When our daughter and two grand-children came to stay recently, top of the list for a visit was Green's Mill in Sneinton, Nottingham. Our son had been taken there several times as a youngster and loved it but somehow our daughter, Anna, had missed out. When our grand-daughter, Ffion (3), first saw the sails she spread her arms wide and exclaimed, 'Lovely! beautiful!' And so it is. In the heart of the city to find such a 'country' building with a history is delightful.
The hands-on Science Museum kept Fi completely absorbed, whilst her brother, Laurie (7) delighted in the fully working mill, where the different stages of the process can be seen in action. On the ground floor there is a scaled down pair of mill-stones for children to 'play' with so they get the feel of the process in a more personal way. The stairs are steep, so care needs to be taken but it is all so worth while.
Anna (daughter) and I were able to buy some bags of mill-produced flour which was great as we like 'real' things. The play ground, just below the mill, used up any remaining energy very efficiently before our return home.
This was all such a success with us all, especially the children, that pressing requests were aired the next morning for us to go again (immediately!).
Had they not been returning to Scotland that day we well might have gone again. It is certainly top of the list for their next visit.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

This working windmill is set on a hill and I would therefore advise that you try to choose a sunny day with no wind as the day we went it was went and windy and did take away some of the pleasure. The stairs in the mill are steep and there are many of them, so not for the infirirm or faint hearted. Having climbed to the top there is a great vew over the city and the salls can be seen in close up. When you have worked yourself down, floor by floor learing how flour is produced you can go into the centre and buy some flour to take home and here small children can learn by playing with the children size,interactive exhibits aided by very friendly staff.

Thank JANICE B
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

It is a great place to dine. we always loved it and recomend to everyone...the food, servise and ambiance are great. we went with a group of friends couple of days ago and the party was so nice.

Thank henry j
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

Working mill still producing bread, you can go up it. Science museum for kids onsite as George Green who founded the mill was a scientist. Plus lovely playground with climbing wall and boulders. Sit in park and look up at mill. 5 mins on no 43 bus from Nottingham city centre.

Thank Bagpuie
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