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Burwell Museum & Windmill

By Ben Comber

Burwell Museum
Burwell Museum

And much more - classic motors, agricultural equipment and everyday objects that build a picture of historic life in The Fens.

Burwell Museum & Windmill

Address: Mill Close, Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0HL

Visitor centre opening hours: Easter to October; Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 11 - 5

Entry prices: Adults £4, Children £2, Under 3s free

Parking: Free parking is available in the Gardiner Memorial Hall car park, in Burwell High Street

Toilets: Yes

Refreshments: Tea room and gift shop

Stevens’ Mill was built around 1820 for local miller Oliver Carter. In 1862 Stevens’ Mill suffered serious damage after a ‘perfect hurricane’ visited the village - as reported in the Cambridge Independent Press on 25th October, 1862.

From the 1920s to 1950s it was owned by Alfred and Warren Stevens, hence its being known now as Stevens’ Mill. In 2010 it was put on English Heritage’s Buildings At Risk register, and it wasn’t until 2013-14, a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund enabled the mill’s restoration.

It’s been open to the public since 2014 along with various other, interactive exhibits. Visitors can climb the mill’s four stories (up ladders) to discover how it works from sails to grindstone.

There are also occasional demonstrations, such as blacksmithery and wood turning, and trails and costumes for kids.

Fro more information visit the museum website.


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