Welcome to Herne Mill
Herne Mill is a Kentish smock windmill dating from 1789.
It is Grade I listed, owned by Kent County Council and cared for by the Friends of Herne Mill.
The latest in a long line of mills which have occupied the site for centuries, the windmill is a local landmark on the skyline above the ancient village of Herne in Kent. It can be seen from the A299 Thanet Way, which passes nearby; from the Thames Estuary where it is a ‘sea mark’ and from the countryside around.
Visiting The Mill
The open season is normally from Easter to the end of September:
Sundays and Bank Holidays throughout the season
National Mills Weekend (second weekend in May) open Saturday and Sunday
Thursdays in August
Heritage Weekend (second weekend in September) open Saturday and Sunday - free admission
Check our 'Open Days' page for a list of confirmed dates for this years open season.
Adults - £2.00
Children under 16 - FREE admission
(Children under age of 12 must be in the care of a responsible adult at all times)
Cash Only - we have no credit card facilities on site
Opening times are from 2pm to 5pm with last admissions at 4:30pm.
The mill is also open by appointment. Please get in touch to find out more.
Getting to Herne Mill
Road access is signposted from the A291 Herne Bay - Canterbury road and the A299.
If travelling from Thanet, take the turn off signed Canterbury/Broomfield, proceed parallel to the A299 and turn left into Mill Lane at the windmill fingerpost.
Pedestrian access from Herne Bay - use the Pigeon Lane footbridge over the A299, turn right into Mill Lane.
Rail: 2 miles from Herne Bay station.
Bus: 4/4B/6/6B Canterbury / Whitstable / Herne Bay
Become a Friend of Herne Mill
Support your local historic landmark and have free access to the mill on open days throughout the season by becoming a Friend.
Get in touch to find out more and become a Friend of Herne Mill.
Here at Herne Mill we have a great little space next door - the Wootton Room.
This space is available for bookings and we are eternally grateful to all of our regular visitors, who contribute towards keeping the mill alive through the use of this room.
All proceeds are directly reinvested into Herne Mill, helping to maintain and restore this landmark, and allowing the Friends to keep opening the mill to the public.