Over 300 people visited Upminster Windmill over the Easter weekend, when the grounds, gardens and visitor centre were opened to the public, enabling them to enjoy the surroundings and get a taste of what will be on offer when the restoration work has been completed and the mill is once again open for visitors. This remains planned for April 2023.
Visitors were given a preview of the attractive and interactive educational displays that are being developed to help them learn about the mill and its history. The touchscreen technology is easy to use and the displays are visually stunning.
Building on the success of the Easter openings, further openings will be held on Saturday 7 May and Sunday 8 May, from 1100 hours to 1600 hours on both days. This coincides with National Mills weekend, when mills throughout the country will be hosting visitors.
Entrance is free and, weather permitting, the sails will be turning. Please note that there will be no parking on the field. The nearest Council car park is just across the road at the New Windmill Hall.