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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
Hours Today: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
High Street, Burgh le Marsh, Skegness PE24 5JT, England
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.
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
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.
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 6 June 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
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 1 May 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
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
MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 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.
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
beautiful beautiful just beautiful, we found this place whilst we were lost and i made my partner pull in as i have a very deep love of windmills id love to live in one, anyway we were accually looking for a place to eat, a...More
Date of experience: September 2017
1 Thank kally6
MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017
Glad you were able to see the sails turning and hope you will find time to return and enjoy a trip round when we are milling, wind suitable!
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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
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 chair upstairs. We have tables and chairs outside in good weather and we can provide a reasonably informative explanation of the history and workings of the mill while outside using a simple model of a windmill. Our toilets are not fully useable by disabled visitors, again Grade 1 restrictions, but we do have a 'user friendly' larger toilet that is as near as we can manage within these restrictions. Please use our contact if you are able to so that we can prepare for your visit and make it as pleasant and informative as possible. Thanks