Herne Windmill

About the mill

One of Kent’s oldest smock mills, Herne Mill is dated 1789. During its long working life, which ended in the 1950s, the brick base of the mill was raised to two storeys in height. The black smock tower contains three pairs of millstones which were driven by four patent sweeps.

Restoration of the mill began in the 1970s and we acquired the Grade I listed building in 1984. It is now managed and operated by the Friends of Herne Mill.

There is disabled access to the ground floor and ‘Wootton Room’ which contains milling displays and models.

Image of Herne Mill.

Visit the mill

Address: Mill Lane, Herne, Herne Bay CT6 7DR

Opening times: 2pm to 5pm every Sunday and bank holiday from Easter through to September, last admissions at 4:30pm.

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

Admission: £2 adults, under 16s free. No credit cards, parties by appointment.


  • There are toilet facilities on site, including disabled access toilets
  • There is limited car parking in the mill grounds, otherwise on-street parking adjacent to the site is available.


For more information about the mill:

Call us: 01227 365100
Email: hernewindmill@outlook.com

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