Bircham Windmill Museums

Bircham Windmill
Great Bircham
Great Bircham
PE31 6SJ


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Standing in the heart of Norfolk's undulating fields, Bircham Windmill now looks as it did over 100 years ago. At that time over 300 mills ground corn for horse and cattle feed and bread-making in Norfolk. The windmill was built in 1846 and worked until the 1920s when the sails were removed and the tower abandoned.

Today, very few windmills are left, and Bircham Mill is considered one of the best still remaining: it is the only windmill in working order in the area open to the public. A pictorial history of the windmills' restoration can be seen in the stable room. There is also a memoirs book in which visitors who have memories of Bircham Mill in its heyday have contributed.

Visitors can climb the five floors up to the fan stage and, when possible, on windy days, visitors can also see the sails and the milling machinery turning. There are also many items of interest to see in the tearooms, bakery and grounds. .

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VenueBircham Windmill
AddressGreat Bircham, Great Bircham, Norfolk, PE31 6SJ
Opening times10am - 5pm
Entry costs
Attraction typeMuseums

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