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Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre

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The Windmill is absolutely beautiful and the guided tour is fascinating. The kids ask to visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kristian s
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Dobson's Windmill was a fantastic day out - we hope they get the sails turning again soon!

We visited Dobson's Windmill having been there about 12 years ago before our kids were born. We... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Tris1976
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A 19th century windmill which was refurbished in 2014. A new H frame, repaired cap and new sails were included in the full restoration. This is a unique mill as it 'left handed'- the sails turn clockwise - and it has 5 sails. We are now...more
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Hours Today: 14:00 - 16:30
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High Street, Burgh le Marsh, Skegness PE24 5JT, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 September 2013

No fee to enter and your actually guided around the mill with full explanation of the history and how a Windmill actually works, something I have not experienced at other mills. The volunteer guides are obviously pasionate about "their mill" and the talks are informative...More

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brettonman, Treasurer at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Thank you. we are now fully operational and making flour (not for sale yet - hopefully during this year we shall be producing our own stone ground flour.)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Read in the newspaper that the Burgh windmill had renovated its sails and was now serving food and tea on certain days of the week. Sixty years ago I used to deliver corn to this mill with my dad in a horse-drawn cart, so I...More

1  Thank Robin H
brettonman, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2014

I am sorry the visitor has chosen to be negative about our tearoom appearance and the fact that the mill was unavailable for viewing. The tearooms are clean and welcoming (not in the least 'spartan') and drinks available match most tearoom facilities in the area....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Windmill is absolutely beautiful and the guided tour is fascinating. The kids ask to visit each when we come over...the call it Grandma's windmill because grandma lives in Burgh😊

Thank kristian s
MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you - Glad you enjoy your visits! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 21 September 2018

We visited Dobson's Windmill having been there about 12 years ago before our kids were born. We hadn't been back in that part of Lincolnshire since then and had fond memories so wanted to take them. It was disappointing that the sails were not working...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2018

A free windmill visit, a nice cafe, what more could you want. a great passionate tour-guide. I'd visited Gunby Hall which is just up the road, so i planned out a visit here as well. A worthwhile visit.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Visted the town and seen the windmill. Had a visit around, the tour is free but we left a donation. The volunteer tour guides where friendly and very informative.

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MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you - glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come again! Thank you for your donation.

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic tour of the windmill by Malcolm.Very informative and humerous tour guide..really lovely man.Nothing was too much trouble and he was really passionate about the windmill and its history and his heart was in it which was lovely.I went with my Mum and my...More

Thank Toni H
MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thanks Toni, glad you enjoyed it - and the boys too! The volunteers here at the windmill take heart from the positive comments we receive. Just to add for readers of this page - Toni emailed and arranged a viewing at a time when we...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018

good museum (you do have to climb stairs for museum) and tea room.would like to see it open more often not just at weekends,woulds be nice with a small craft roomMore

Thank Marilyn K
MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you for your comments. We are totally reliant on volunteers for the management and running of the site. We do have activities durng the week throughout the year - these vary according to the season. We do also 'compete' with several other visitor attractions...More

Reviewed 14 December 2017

We had to stop as we went by coming back from Skegness. This part of East Lincolnshire is called New Holland. That must be why the windmill

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MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Interesting connection but misleading, New Holland is another area of Lincolnshire, unfortunately. The windmills of Lincolnshire owe little to any Dutch connection as they developed their own identities as a development from those of the Midle Ages. Thank you for your thoughts.

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We had tea in cafe before very friendly cafe full of local people sharing tea and tea cakes, then we went to the mill the volunteer was very knowledgable of the mill and shown us round and told us about all the elements and component...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

beautiful beautiful just beautiful, we found this place whilst we were lost and i made my partner pull in as i have a very deep love of windmills id love to live in one, anyway we were accually looking for a place to eat, a...More

1  Thank kally6
MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Glad you were able to see the sails turning and hope you will find time to return and enjoy a trip round when we are milling, wind suitable!

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We visited as something to do on the way home from a holiday in Skegness (with 15 and 11 yr old and a dog) What a find, found it a lot more interesting than I thought it would to be honest. Malcolm the guide explained...More

1  Thank KittyCoates
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Toni H
3 April 2018|
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Response from MillerMalcolm1844 | Property representative |
hello - sorry I have not seen these questions before - we are only 10 miles away from Ingoldmells.
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barlowann2
7 July 2017|
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Response from MillerMalcolm1844 | Property representative |
Entry to our site is free to visitors. We do not charge for tours but ask for donations towards the upkeep of the site if you have enjoyed your visit. Thanks for your interest.
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Joanne T
21 May 2017|
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Response from MillerMalcolm1844 | Property representative |
We have no wheelchair access to the mill itself as it is a Grade 1 listed building. We do have display areas at ground level, a ramped access to the tearooms and a chairlift to the Heritage Trail with a 'travel' lightweight... More
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