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Draper's Windmill

Drapers Windmill Drapers WINDMILL ST. St. Peters Footpath, Margate CT9 2SP, England
07985 147563
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Well worth a visit

We found this windmill very interesting. The man explained to our grandchildren, aged 11 and ,9 how... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2016
LouiseKT8
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London, United Kingdom
A complete Smock Mill

A well - restored Smock-Mill with some age-related items in a small museum area. Volunteers to... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2016
Royden S
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Margate, United Kingdom
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Drapers Windmill Drapers WINDMILL ST. St. Peters Footpath, Margate CT9 2SP, England
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

We found this windmill very interesting. The man explained to our grandchildren, aged 11 and ,9 how it worked and they then explained it to us. It was great to be able to climb up to the top level and also to see the gas...More

Thank LouiseKT8
Reviewed 31 August 2016

A well - restored Smock-Mill with some age-related items in a small museum area. Volunteers to guide you up two levels (by sturdy ladder) to show exactly how it all worked. A fascinating piece of history.

Thank Royden S
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

My children loved climbing to the top and asking questions about the windmill worth seeing if in area

Thank Kayday007
Reviewed 16 July 2016

I had never been to a windmill other than in the Netherlands.It was built in 1845 and I learned Kent had a number of smock mills..It was powered by wind then by gas.I thought of this area as a Seaside resort but this emphasised an...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I visited as part of a coach tour and it is very good you can climb to all three levels if you are fit and halfway up you can walk right around the balcony of this well preserved smock mill the gentleman who was our...More

Thank 70ish
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Brilliant, never visited a working windmill before. The smell of freshly cut wood, the sound of the sails as they turned and climbing around the building. Also, the volunteers who worked there were so friendly and knowledgable. Absolutely first rate.

3  Thank Roy C
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This place is not open every day so check before arriving. This is a authentic unspoilt windmill that would be working but for a beam that needs replacing, you can visit all three levels, but will need to be slim and fit to get to...More

2  Thank julianeagle
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Very bias when it comes to windmills. So probably not the best person to recommend viewing. But this one is a gem of a specimen.

1  Thank mambo5Scotland
Reviewed 24 December 2015

I finally got around to visiting after nearly 2 years in Thanet and boy was I pleased! Due to many helpful donations of kit from other mills and 50 years of concerted effort by devoted helpers the Mill is looking great and I was so...More

1  Thank Staff0rdDave
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Takes me back to my youth as this was where the other primary school was situated (Drapers Mills) Restored to a high standard an good to see

Thank MichaelMacartney
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