You’ve probably never heard of mathematician George Green, but this is where he grew up. The windmill was built by his father and although destroyed by fire in 1947, it has been restored to a working state. We think it’s a great family attraction and Thursday to Sundays you’ll find the sails still turning and milling taking place too. There’s also a science centre at the mill which will tell you more about George Green. Green’s Windmill is in Sneinton which is just about in walking distance from Nottingham city centre. Admission is free. This is an extract from our free Nottingham City Guide.
The Windmill is open Thursday and Friday 11am to 3pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am till 4pm. To walk to Green’s Windmill from the city centre, take Smithy Row by the Council House on to Pelham Street. This turns into Carlton Street as you reach the tram lines. Keep going down the hill into Goose Gate and then across the A60 and round the back of the National Ice Centre. Walk a short way down Lower Parliament Street and take a left into Southwell Road, Then turn right down Sneinton Road and follow this until Windmill Lane. At this point you can walk up Windmill Lane or walk through the small Green Park to get to the Windmill. We did this with two kids in tow and it took around 20 minutes from the city centre.
LOCATION & CONTACT
Address: Green’s Windmill & Science Centre, Windmill Lane, Sneinton, Nottingham, NG2 4QB
Tel: +44 (0) 115 915 6878