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“Informative, Interesting, Different...a really great little attraction!”
Review of Ellis Windmill

Ellis Windmill
Ranked #26 of 78 things to do in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 January 2014

I've never been in a real working wind mill before, and was so facinated by the idea that I insisted that we made time for a visit - and it was brilliant. I learnt so much! We were taken around in a small group - climbing all of the little stairs right to the top to see how the sails turn the gears and watch the grain feed through to the stones. We were shown how the windmill is turned to catch the wind. Some of the history of the Ellis Mill itself and the other mills that would have stood around it.

It's really quite a special feeling place, run and kept going in the traditional way by volunteers who were very knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. The mill itself is almost hidden away amongst terrace houses and it took a few goes to head down the right road, but this made it even more special.

This is one of my favourite things I've seen and even had to buy some of the fresh flour to take home. I would recommend it for anyone, and because the staff are so knowledgeable and helpful they were happy to tailor the visit to what you want to know and see.

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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Takes a bit of finding, it's in a side street near the Lincoln Life museum, which is also worth a visit. There is a free car park at the mill. It is run by volunteers and if the wind is blowing they will grind some wheat for flour. One of the old men who works there (Pete) is very helpful and will show you round.

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Reviewed 12 September 2013

The Mill is a few minutes walk from the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, and and well worth a visit. We were given a tour of the mill, and the workings explained to us, with some intersting facts thrown in. The three gentlemen volunteers who were manning the mill were lovely, and a mine of information on Lincoln, as well as the Mill, giving us directions to some little known points of interest.

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Reviewed 15 June 2015
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