White Mill Rural Heritage Centre : The Causeway : Ash Road : Sandwich : Kent : CT13 9JB


Opening Times:

All year round
Sunday, Tuesday & Friday mornings from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm

Easter until mid September
Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm (last admission 4.30)

White Mill

The Mill and Machinery

White Mill is a smock mill which retains its original wooden machinery and was restored between 1960 and 1961 by millwright Vincent Pargeter.

It is surrounded by the original outbuildings and millers cottage. See the 'maps' page for a map of the site.

Although not a working windmill the machinery is kept in top condition and the sails are being refitted.

Visitors are able to go inside the windmill and view displays of agricultural machinery and equipment in the base, aswell as seeing the actual mill machinery.

The Museum

Although, for many, the Mill is the most striking part of their visit and certainly the building that is the most iconic and most often photographed, the White Mill Heritage Centre also has a number of outbuildings.

These were used by the Millers family for accommodation, including a miller's cottage, laundry and cow shed. There are exhibits showing how the miller and his family lived and you will be quite surprised by some of the toys and games the children used to play, which are little changed.

The "out of town" light industrial estate is not a new invention, the Mill was the centre of a small estate with workshops, a forge, wheelwrights and cobblers. Some of these buildings are still in working order sometimes still used by modern day craftsmen using the same methods and equipment. Others have displays showing some of the equipment that would have been used.

Get Involved
Help keep the Mill alive.
We need volunteers with a variety of skills to help the Mill function

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Become a Friend
Support the Mill.
Become a friend and get free entry all year to the heritage centre.

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Special Events
We have several events organised throughout the year

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Keep in Touch

Contact Us

Telephone: 07900 531 284
Email: whitemill_sandwich@hotmail.com