White Mill Rural Heritage Centre

White Mill Rural Heritage Centre, Sandwich: Address, Phone Number, White Mill Rural Heritage Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

White Mill Rural Heritage Centre

White Mill Rural Heritage Centre
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malcolmstrega
Canterbury, UK21 contributions
Aug 2019
A chance to climb inside a windmill that is being restored to its original use. Interesting outbuildings with a wealth of old tools and farm machinery. Can't wait to see it again when the sails are restored and the mill machinery is turning again.
Written 26 August 2019
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Adam B
Leicestershire, UK39 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
This is a rustic museum about rural life and crafts all set around the White Mill.

The mill itself is currently under refurbishment (August 2018) but is still accessible. In fact, because of the work the entire top section is down at ground level giving a better than normal view of it up close.

The museum itself isn’t ultra polished but its slightly haphazard approach fits with its rustic subject matter.

We spent a good hour or so pootling around and had the place to ourselves.

Admission was free and staff were friendly. We left a donation because we enjoyed ourselves but weren’t pressurised in any way.

Worth a trip if you’re in or around Sandwich and it felt good to support a small, out of the way, local museum.
Written 19 August 2018
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LB1707
Leicester, UK47 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Can’t believe this is free! Great to see the history of this windmill and explore the surrounding buildings. Our 8 year old enjoyed the walk round quiz. Very friendly black lab on site who loves a fuss. A nice way to spend an hour and just a 15 minute walk from Sandwich centre.
Written 19 August 2018
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DrTomShelley
Chatham231 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Very well thought out museum based on an old windmill, a millers cottage, restored to its original appearance with period interiors and various other buildings and workshops. The cap is currently off the mill on the ground being repaired, which gives an opportunity to see how it was constructed and how the mechanism worked, and will work again.
Written 6 August 2018
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Pbspaul
Sandwich, UK45 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Having not been here for some years, I visited a few weeks back. Very interesting and lots of conservation work still going on. Well worth a visit.
Written 11 June 2018
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Jean H
Perth, UK12 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Based round the 1760 mill also has some farming & rural life displays, well displayed millers cottage, forge, wheelwright's shop etc. Mill itself is fascinating and those with a good head for heights can climb to the top. Free. Staffed by friendly and enthusiastic volunteers.
Written 31 July 2017
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What a lovely review - thank you! Makes it all worthwhile.
Written 22 August 2017
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Annie P
20 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
Not big and didn't take long to see but its free and manned by really enthusiastic volunteers. Had a long chat to the chap making wrought iron. Very interesting. Also, the chap that explained the site on arrival was very helpful.
Written 29 June 2017
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Glad to hear you so enjoyed your visit, and that our volunteers had been helpful - they are certainly enthusiastic, much to their credit!
Written 22 August 2017
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Simon M
London, United Kingdom59 contributions
Feb 2017 • Solo
Amazing and well presented view of rural and farming crafts. from centuries ago to stuff that you might just recognise.
Written 6 June 2017
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Thanks Simon - so pleased you enjoyed your visit, and also thank you for all your help at the mill.
Written 22 August 2017
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David M
Canterbury, UK663 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
An amazing place to visit. This gives you the most exciting experience or real artifacts, the history and what is must have been like to live in the 18th, 19th and early 20th century in Kent. What I cannot understand it is FREE! You are of course asked for a donation which of course we gave but I have never seen such detailed and comprehensive collection of everyday thinks that were used in the mill, granary, kitchen, bedroom etc. This is an important museum which is a must for any tourist in East Kent! You can easily spend an hour or more!
Written 2 May 2017
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You are very kind, and we are thrilled you enjoyed your visit so much. It is most rewarding for all the volunteers who give up their time at the mill to know that their efforts are so enjoyed. Spread the word!
Written 22 August 2017
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Alexandra G
Birchington, UK416 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
This is a small rural heritage museum based in the White Windmill. It is a self directed tour. Everything is labelled with a bit of background information for each display. There is a lot to see and I enjoyed being able to meander around at my own pace. On a sunny day the grounds are spacious enough allow for kids to run around. The Miller's cottage's rooms are set up to reflect how people lived. This is an old fashioned museum in style and a Volunteer run facility. It looks as if any money raised has to go on large maintenance projects, which is a shame, because a guide of some sort (audio, book, person) would give more depth to the visit. Having said that, the Volunteers have a big task on their hands keeping the place tidy, looking cared for and nice to visit and they do this well. Currently 2 of the sweeps (sails) are off the windmill to undergo repair. Nevertheless, It is worth having a look around if you are in the area and want to either show the kids how things used to be, take a stroll down memory lane or are passionate about windmills. Entry by donation. Stairs to reach second floor of mill. (I would have given this a rating of GOOD as it was better than AVERAGE but not as good as Very Good).
Written 2 April 2017
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Thank you for a thorough and thoughtful review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit, and hope you will come back again soon.
Written 22 August 2017
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