Drapers Mill, Margate

About the mill

Drapers Mill is a black weatherboarded smock mill built circa 1850. It was restored to milling order in 2019. The mill's three pairs of millstones can be operated by wind power or by a 1920 Crossley gas-powered engine.

We acquired the derelict mill in 1968. It was restored between 1969 and 1975 with help from the volunteers of the Drapers Windmill Trust, who continue to manage and operate the mill.

It is a Grade II listed building.

There is a small museum and a shop selling souvenirs.

Image of Drapers Mill

Image of Drapers Mill.

We were featured on ITV news speaking about our project to preserve historic windmills. Watch the broadcast on ITV.com.

Visit the mill

Address: St Peter's Footpath, Dane Valley, Margate CT9 2SP

Opening times: 2pm to 4pm every Sunday, June to September (every Saturday during August).

For details about special events or to find out more about the mill visit the Drapers Mill website.

Admissions: admission is free, whilst donations are welcome.


  • There are toilet facilities on site (no disabled access).
  • There is on street parking.


For more information about the mill:

Call us: 07985 147563
Email: enquiries@draperswindmill.org.uk

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