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Herne Mill is the latest in a long line of mills which have occupied the site for centuries. It is a local landmark on the skyline above the ancient village of Herne and is a 'sea mark' from the Thames Estuary.
Herne Mill is a Kentish Smock Mill dating from 1789. It is Grade 1 listed, is owned by Kent County Council and cared for by the volunteers of the Friends of Herne Mill.
The mill contains original milling equipment, displays on the history and operation of the mill and displays of agriculture implements. The Wootton Room adjacent to the mill contains further displays on milling and the history of Herne Mill and has toilets for visitors (including a disabled access toilet). The mill is in working order and the sweeps (sails) will turn on open days provided the weather is suitable and there are sufficient volunteers to operate the mill. The ground floor and adjacent Wootton Room are accessible for disabled. There is limited on-site parking with additional parking on Mill Lane. The mill is surrounded by a colourful garden with seating available on the old mill stocks. Guided tours are available or visitors may explore the mill at their own pace.
£1.00 all Adults
£0.25 Children (must be in the care of a responsible adult)
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|Notes||Herne Mill is now open for the summer season. The 2013 open season is from Sunday 31st March to Sunday 29th September.
- Sundays and Bank Holidays throughout the season
- National Mills Weekend (second weekend in May) open Saturday & Sunday
- Thursdays in August
- Heritage Weekend (second weekend in September) open Saturday and Sunday - free admission.
Opening times are from 2:00pm to 5:00pm with last admission at 4.30pm.
The mill is also open by appointment. Please contact us to make an appointment.
Mill Lane, Herne Bay, CT6 7DR
Map reference: TR 185664 Lat: 51.35521 Long: 1.13783
Parking : free
Accessible by Public Transport : 2 miles (3.2 kms) from Herne Bay station