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KIDS GO FREE AT HALF TERM 23 - 31 OCTOBER
Normal admission prices apply for adults during half term, National Trust members free.
NEW FOR OCTOBER HALF TERM: free nature trail for children
Bookings now being taken for school visits in 2011 For further details please email or visit www.islandupdate.org
- Children's Quiz Trail
OPEN 13 MARCH - 31 OCTOBER 2010
Daily 11am - 5pm (last admission 4.30pm or dusk if earlier)
Bembridge Windmill is a Grade I listed building, was built around 1700 and is the only surviving windmill on the Isle of Wight. It is one of the Island´s best known landmarks and boasts glorious panoramic views across unspoilt countryside to the sea beyond. Bembridge Windmill, although no longer working, still has its original machinery intact and visitors can explore all four floors.
Many artists over the years have found Bembridge Windmill to be an inspiration to them, including J.M.W. Turner.
NEW FOR 2010: a short DVD showing how the mill once operated.
Working model of Bembridge Windmill:
We now have on the ground floor a model of this actual windmill. By turning a handle visitors can see how all the cogs and different parts of the mill would have worked together. Come and see it for yourselves!
What to see and do:
Guided tours Conducted school groups and special visits March to end Oct (but not July or Aug), by written appointment Country walks The windmill is the starting point for the Culver trail
Accessibility & Mobility Information:
Parking Drop-off point Two steps to entrance Level access to the field around the mill Ground floor has steps, narrow doorways and small rooms Very limited turning space Stairs to other floors
Small shop in kiosk
Free parking (not NT), 100yds in lay-by
Suitable for pre-booked school groups
Families & children:
Kiosk selling tea, coffee and ice-cream