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Lytham Windmill

East Beach, Lytham St Anne's FY8 5LD, England
+44 1253 794879
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Lytham Windmill

Very interesting and informative free local history museum. Friendly staff and lots of availabe... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David D
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Lovely windmill

Easy to park nearby. Nice windmill. Very windy area, not surprisingly. Just looked from the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
RachelDunsdon
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Windmills have featured in Lytham's history for hundreds of years. In 1805 Richard Cookson sought and obtained a lease from the Squire for a plot of land on which to build a 'windy milne'. Later, in 1860, when the prestigious houses in the area were being built the residents looked upon the Windmill as an "industrial nuisance"! On the 2nd January 1919, a tremendous gale turned the sales despite the powerful brake and sparks ignited the woodwork. The Windmill was quickly ravaged by fire, the interior being entirely gutted. The Windmill remained derelict until 1921, when it was given by the Squire to the Lytham Urban District Council. In 1989, the Windmill was restored by Fylde Borough Council and opened to the public. Lytham Windmill is run in partnership with Fylde Borough Council and Lytham Heritage Group.
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“land mark” (3 reviews)
“small museum” (3 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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East Beach, Lytham St Anne's FY8 5LD, England
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+44 1253 794879
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting and informative free local history museum. Friendly staff and lots of availabe perking.

Thank David D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to park nearby. Nice windmill. Very windy area, not surprisingly. Just looked from the outside. Looked freshly painted

Thank RachelDunsdon
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Lovely place along the seafront - just a short stroll from St Anne's Pier and if you go during opening hours the place is even more interesting

Thank Wyred4Sound1409
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

I live in this area and Lytham is a beautiful place to call your home town and also a lovely place to visit. The windmill is a great attraction and situated along Lytham Green, which is perfect for walking, with plenty of cafes, restaurants and...More

Thank han_ed_94
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

The windmill is on a grassy area behind the beach. There’s lots of room for children to run round and play games. There is a pub opposite for a drink with outside seating.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

while we were there the museum was closed, so we walked around the windmill, enjoyed the surroundings.

Thank Fiona D
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This area around Lytham is great for walking, its close to Lytham centre for shops and restaurants. There is plenty of small cafes and coffee shops also. Its great on a summers day with the large grass area to sit and relax on. There is...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Had a great day walking along the green area surrounding the best looking windmill I’ve seen. Took dogs for a good walk plenty of sitting areas too

Thank trackie47
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

So much to do in Lytham go and see the windmill and the lifeboat station next door Explore the pubs and shops,and great coffee shops and numerous great restaurants

Thank Ian R
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Don't go anywhere else , this is a brilliant place and worth every penny, staff exceptional, Simon duty manager really helpful and freindly

Thank sabradburysb
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Catherine_mccaffery
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Response from Robert R | Reviewed this property |
Yes Lytham Wind Mill is open on a Sunday but not open on the 6th or 7th August due it being Lytham Festival
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