Venture into the Weald of Kent Union Windmill was built in 1814 and stands overlooking the historic Wealden town of Cranbrook. It is the tallest surviving smock mill in the British Isles, Grade 1 Listed and possibly the best example ever built. There are six floors open to the public (limited disabled access) and each floor includes displays of machinery, equipment relating to milling by wind power. Have a go at making some flour using techniques which date back 10,000 years. Union Windmill is the only mill in Kent which is in working order and to this day relies solely upon the force of the wind to grind flour. You may be lucky on your visit to Cranbrook to be greeted by the sight of the great sails (known locally as “Sweeps”) turning. Get blown away by the views from the top floor (Don’t forget to bring your camera) and at the end of you tour buy a souvenir bag of Stone Ground Wholemeal Flour (subject to availability) and try baking some Real Bread.
Opening Times Union Windmill is open from April to the end of September each Saturday and Bank Holiday, 2.30-5pm . In addition we open on Sunday and Wednesday afternoons during the main Summer School holiday period. Check our website for Special Events and openings. School and Other Group visits can be booked throughout the year.
Admission Entry is free, however we do rely upon donations to support the work of the Registered Charity and we hope that you will contribute. Children of 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Cranbrook Union Mill The Hill, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3AH T: 01580 712984 / 712256 / 713308 F: W: www.unionmill.org.uk E: