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Herne Mill

Herne Mill


Herne Mill

01227 687487


Mill Lane,
Herne Bay,


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.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Herne Mill is now closed to visitors until Easter 2017.

The open season is normally from Easter to the end of September:
Sundays and Bank Holidays throughout the season
National Mills Weekend (second weekend in May) open Saturday and Sunday
Thursdays in August
Heritage Weekend (second weekend in September) open Saturday and Sunday - free admission

Opening times are from 2pm to 5pm with last admission at 4.30pm. The mill is also open by appointment.


Adults £2.00
Children under 16 free admission
Children under the age of 12 must be in the care of a responsible adult at all time. Cash only - we have no credit card facilities.



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Map reference: TR 185664  Lat: 51.35521 Long: 1.13783

Road access is signposted from the A291 Herne Bay - Canterbury road from A299 Thanet Way.

If travelling from Thanet, take the turn off sign posted to Canterbury/Broomfield; proceed parallel to the A299 and turn left into Mill Lane at the windmill signpost.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Herne Bay station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
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