We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

White Mill Rural Heritage Centre

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: The Causeway Ash Road, Sandwich CT13 9JB, England
Phone Number:
+44 7900 531284
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 20 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Fascinating place

Visited on a very cold day in February and only another couple of people with two children about. There is no entry charge but donations are appreciated. It is worthy of an entry... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
ragjag
,
Dymchurch, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in Sandwich

Add Photo Write a Review

20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 20: English reviews
Level Contributor
43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small rural heritage museum based in the White Windmill. It is a self directed tour. Everything is labelled with a bit of background information for each display. There is a lot to see and I enjoyed being able to meander around at my own pace. On a sunny day the grounds are spacious enough allow for kids... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alexandra G
Dymchurch, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
121 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Visited on a very cold day in February and only another couple of people with two children about. There is no entry charge but donations are appreciated. It is worthy of an entry fee! There are a number of buildings to look round including Miller's Cottage, Laundry Display, Granary, Engine House, Cart Lodge, Cow Shed, Forge/Stable, Wheelwright, Cobblers and the... More 

Helpful?
Thank ragjag
WhiteMill, Public Relations Manager at White Mill Rural Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your honest appraisal. You have mentioned some of the issues we are currently addressing. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
151 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This windmill was built c. 1760 & was used to grind wheat, oats & barley thus producing flour & animal feed. A steam engine was installed in 1889 to drive the mill when there wasn't any wind. This venue is well laid out with fascinating exhibits from years gone by. It surprised us that it seemed very clean & not... More 

Helpful?
Thank TravellingBrit32
WhiteMill, Press & Publicity Officer at White Mill Rural Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thanks TravellingBrit32 for a generous review! More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip to White Mill today. The windmill and its internal workings were fascinating, but the other buildings at the base filled with all manner of historical farming equipment were an unexpected bonus. Great value for money.

Helpful?
Thank dunkanbicycle
WhiteMill, Press & Publicity Officer at White Mill Rural Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thanks Dunkanbicycle! More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We visited on a slightly damp and windy Bank Holiday Monday with our young children. We had a very warm welcome from the volunteers and the children loved discovering the millers cottage and the windmill. There is just so much to see. Climbing up to the top of the windmill was definitely the highlight.

Helpful?
Thank PipPerrin
WhiteMill, Press & Publicity Officer at White Mill Rural Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Well done on reaching the top! And thanks for the review! More 

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Recently visited with my girlfriend. I was immediately impressed by the friendly and knowledgeable volunteer who gave us a brief overview of the museum and its exhibits before allowing us to make our own way around. The variety of exhibits is impressive and they detail not only the milling process but also offer an insight into the life of the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Christian T
WhiteMill, Press & Publicity Officer at White Mill Rural Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thanks Christian T - come back again soon! More 

Kent, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
85 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

We arrived just before opening time on a Sunday morning and just as we drove into the parking area there it stood,this lovely windmill. We met one of the volunteers (Neil, a very nice guy) who kindly let us in and gave us a map & my youngest a quiz to do as she walked around (The prize she got... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank KentEnglandLife
WhiteMill, Press & Publicity Officer at White Mill Rural Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thanks KentEnglandLife for your review, and we are glad you all had a pleasant visit. Come back again soon. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015

What an amazing place; there is so much more to see once you go through the door; the original millers cottage which he shared with his wife and 14 children - where did they all fit? It's a great place for families to go and learn about how we used to live and the older generation to reminisce. No tech... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Jane S
WhiteMill, Press & Publicity Officer at White Mill Rural Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thanks Jane S for your kind review - glad you had a good time at the Mill. More 

Matching Tye, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

If you have never been to a 'real' windmill then go to this one, it's really impressive. It hasn't been 'gentrified', it has been restored sympathetically with all the mill machinery in full view. The mill isn't used now but I was told there are plans to make it do so in the future. Would be lovely to see. The... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank MatchingKevin
WhiteMill, Press & Publicity Officer at White Mill Rural Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thanks MatchingKevin for your review - most kind. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Staying in the area decided to pop in Ian do have a look. Was not disappointed. Run by volunteers it was a most interesting hour spent looking around this old windmill with plenty to see. Look out for it as it's not particularly well signposted but worth the £3 visit

Helpful?
3 Thank MEL R
WhiteMill, Press & Publicity Officer at White Mill Rural Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thanks Mel R - glad you managed to find us! More 

Travellers who viewed White Mill Rural Heritage Centre also viewed

 

Been to White Mill Rural Heritage Centre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of White Mill Rural Heritage Centre and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from White Mill Rural Heritage Centre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?