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image for Windmill item typeThurne Dyke Drainage Mill

Windmill, next open Fri 10 - Sun 12 Apr 2020, free entry

Details

Thurne Mill was built in 1820 by the millwrights England & Co of Ludham, Norfolk.

Originally when the mill was built it would have had common canvas sails and a scoopwheel but in 1885 the mill was raised (hained) to accommodate the new turbine pump and the patent sails. These allowed the Marshmen a little more free time.

Bob Morse had a fascination with windmills since he was a young boy. In 1949 a boyhood dream became a reality when he purchased the then derelict Thurne Mill. In 18 months, with the help of Albert England, a direct descendant of England’s the tower was restored. The mill was then leased to the Norfolk Windmill Trust. Sadly Bob Morse passed away in January 2007. The current owner of Thurne Mill is Debra Nicholson.

In 2018, after a period of having a pinkish glow due to a fungus attacking the original paint, volunteers help us take on The Great Thurne Mill Repaint!

Thurne Mill often attracts media attention for its iconic impact on the Broads landscape and it’s historical importance.

You may have spotted it on Escape to the Country, BBC Look East, Radio Norfolk Treasure Quest and most recently BBC’s Countryfile in 2019.

Our Marshman will be at the mill on open days demonstrating how she works and telling you all abou tthe history of this 200 year old wroking windpump.

Disabled access is not possible in the mill and the staithe is very uneven.

Education/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsPublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcome

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Fri 10 - Sun 12 Apr 2020 Fri - Sun 11:00 to 15:00
Fri 1 - Sun 3 May 2020 Fri - Sun 11:00 to 15:00
Thu 4 Jun 2020 Thu 11:00 to 15:00
Thu 11 Jun 2020 Thu 11:00 to 15:00
Sun 14 Jun 2020 Sun 11:00 to 15:00
Thu 18 Jun 2020 Thu 11:00 to 15:00
Sun 21 Jun 2020 Sun 11:00 to 15:00
Thu 25 Jun 2020 Thu 11:00 to 15:00
Sun 28 Jun 2020 Sun 11:00 to 15:00
Sun 5 Jul 2020 Sun 11:00 to 15:00
Thu 9 Jul 2020 Thu 11:00 to 15:00
Thu 16 Jul 2020 Thu 11:00 to 15:00
Thu 23 Jul 2020 Thu 11:00 to 15:00
Sun 26 Jul 2020 Sun 11:00 to 15:00
Thu 30 Jul 2020 Thu 11:00 to 15:00
Thu 6 Aug 2020 Thu 11:00 to 15:00
Sun 9 Aug 2020 Sun 11:00 to 15:00
Thu 13 Aug 2020 Thu 11:00 to 15:00
Thu 20 Aug 2020 Thu 11:00 to 15:00
Thu 27 Aug 2020 Thu 11:00 to 15:00
Thu 3 - Thu 24 Sep 2020 Thu 11:00 to 15:00
Please call or email to check opening times and details

Prices

Free entry

Donations welcome

Contact

Debra Nicholson

Address

The Street,
Thurne,
Great Yarmouth,
Norfolk,
NR29 3AP

Directions

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Map reference: TG 400159  Lat: 52.68817 Long: 1.55063

By Road:
On leaving Great Yarmouth follow signs for A47 & A146 and onto B1152

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome