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image for Educational Visits item typeGuided Windmill Tours at The Green Britain Centre

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Educational Visits

Green Britain Centre

Green Britain Centre

Details

You climb, or rather walk up the 305 step spiral staircase, inside the tower to the very top – to reach the glass encased viewing platform designed for us by the famous architect Sir Norman Foster. Once there you’ll get to experience Wind Energy in a totally different way, from the heart of the machine. And enjoy the panoramic views of the Norfolk countryside.

Guided windmill tour times

1 September – 30 June

Monday to Friday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

1 July – 31 August

Every day at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

Tours are really popular so we recommend that you book yours in advance. Each tour lasts 40 minutes to an hour on average.

Restrictions

To climb the turbine you have to be:
7 years old or above
4ft tall (120cm) or above
Accompanied by a responsible adult if you're under 16
Wearing suitable clothing and footwear – no flip flops or strapless shoes

Call 01760 726100 or email us to book your tour.

The 'feet on the ground' guided windmill tour

This is perfect if you or your group have people with limited mobility and children under seven or less than 120cm in height. The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and includes a talk from our windmill expert and the opportunity to ask questions. Learn how the windmill works, when it was built and how much energy it generates. Then pop inside for a quick look around.

Please call us in advance on 01760 726100 or email us if you'd like to book a windmill visit. Click here for prices.

Health and safety stuff

The windmill tour may not be suitable for everyone, especially people with heart conditions or pace makers, acute asthma, vertigo or claustrophobia. If you’ve had a heart condition or heart surgery in the last 5 years, it may be beneficial to consult your doctor before climbing the turbine. It may not be safe for you to climb the turbine if you suffer from high or low blood pressure that’s not being controlled by medication. If you’re pregnant, or have a condition that affects your ability to climb a lot of steps, please talk to a member of staff before booking your windmill tour, as a 'feet on the ground' tour may be more suitable for you. We won’t be able to take you on the turbine tour if you’re under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Tours may be suspended during extreme weather conditions. We reserve the right to restrict access to the turbine if we feel that your health, safety or comfort may be compromised when you arrive at the centre.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Rapid EV charger available during opening hours

Prices

Adults £6.00, Children £4.00, Concession £5.00, Family Ticket £18.00 (2 adults and 2 Children)

Address

Turbine Way,
Swaffham,
Norfolk,
PE37 7HT

Location

Directions

See location of The Green Britain Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TF 816098  Lat: 52.65551 Long: 0.68343

By Road:
We have Ample Free Parking with easy access just off main A47.

By Public Transport:
Easy to access by public transport.

Timetables and information can be accessed via the public transport information partnership Traveline. Traveline allows you to plan journeys from and to a postcode, postal address, town or village, named station or stop, or point of interest.

Call 0871 200 2233 to speak to an operator and plan your journey, or log onto www.traveline.info/
choose your location then simply type in where you are travelling from and to for a detailed trip summary.

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

Rapid EV charger available during opening hours

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis gravel
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu