Visit this restored 'tower' mill and discover how the windmill works.
Explore the other buildings on the site: Chineham Barn, rescued from demolition, houses the ticket office and other visitor facilities. Hiltingbury granary, stores the grain. The pond, to water the farmers horses, has been re-dug in its original location.
The Windmill Visit
The final stages of major restoration work to Bursledon Windmill are complete.
We reopened on 30 November to celebrate the windmill’s 200th anniversary. The repair work took two years and included the production and installation of a new windshaft and replacement sails. New interpretation in the barn and outside helps to bring the site to life.
Nature at the Windmill
The pond contains a large variety of animal and insect life, you can also take a short walk around Windmill wood next door. It is a young woodland habitat supporting a wide range of wildlife including woodpeckers.
See the film of the windmill grinding flour on a windy day, explaining how the machinery of the mill works.
Try grinding flour by hand in the barn using the ancient saddle quern or the medieval rotary quern
Join us for event days – please note that on event days we will be offering different activities to those listed above.
Booked Group Windmill Visits (including schools), as described above can be made for most weekdays subject to availability.
Bursledon, Southampton, SO31 8BG
023 8040 4999
- Sunday 10am–4pm
- Free car park on site
- One toilet
- Access to upper floors of windmill unsuitable for wheelchairs
- Dogs Welcome on site