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Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre

High Street, Burgh le Marsh, Skegness PE24 5JT, England
+44 1754 811267
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Visted the town and seen the windmill. Had a visit around, the tour is free but we left a donation... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Jack_38_1991
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Toni Hobson

Absolutely fantastic tour of the windmill by Malcolm.Very informative and humerous tour... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
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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 demonstration milling regularly at the weekend. The informative heritage trail, outlining the history of Burgh le Marsh, enhances the visit and there are delicious homemade cakes for sale in the tearooms. Other displays complete your visit. The site is staffed by volunteers and therefore is not open every day but we can usually arrange a tour if you give us a call or drop us an email. We are now on Summer opening times, weather permitting. Please call to check Wednesday opening in early summer.
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High Street, Burgh le Marsh, Skegness PE24 5JT, England
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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.

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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
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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

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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
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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

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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.

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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

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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!

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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

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Fascinating place. Working windmill also has shop and museum dogs not allowed in tearoom or windmill but plenty of seating area for them. Well worth a visit

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MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

very nice the man couldnt do enough to help if your interested in the past take a visit to it only a small area but very interesting plus a cafe

Thank Keith S
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MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017
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Glad you enjoyed your visit

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is a real treat , seeing a proper windmill in sale and the chap taking my husband round was very informative and amusing. There's also a small heritage centre and tea shop .

Thank Sheila K
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MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thank you for your kind words - our volunteers are always pleased with good feedback

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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
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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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