Saturday 11

Sunday 12

10am - 12.30pm

1pm - 5.00pm


Skidby Mill - Cottingham

Skidby Milll, Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU16 5TF

Look around the outside of this famous tower windmill, and enjoy a picnic in the mill's acreage. Explore the new children's play area nestling alongside the wildflower meadow.

Welcome to Skidby windmill, the East Riding of Yorkshire Museums’ Grade II* listed four-sailed tower mill dating from the 19th century. Set within an acre of land, it has fine views towards the Humber Bridge. Outside there is plenty of space for families to relax, picnic or play games.

Some of the mill’s original outbuildings now form the Museum of East Riding Rural Life, which includes the Agriculture and Village Life Galleries, on the history of farming and the local communities of the East Riding. This year, because of the pandemic and also because the mill is being restored, the inside of the mill cannot be open, but there is plenty to see and enjoy outside: the mill is acomplicated engineering structure now more visible than when it is fully operational. In the meadow land next to the mill you will find a new play area.