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Skidby Windmill

Skidby Windmill

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A four-sailed tower mill built in 1821 by Norman and Smithson of Hull. The adjacent warehouses form the Museum of East Riding Rural Life, with displays illustrating the agricultural and rural history of the area.

The mill has an Education Room, which is also available for hire for meetings. School visits are welcomed, and a Teachers' Pack and other resources are available.

Coach park: Coach parking in Mill Road opposite Mill entrance.

Drop off: Coaches can drop off at Mill entrance.

Visit hrs: 1

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Accredited museum, museums, libraries and archives council.

Opening details

Opening Times from 28 January 2019:

Open Saturday to Tuesday from 10:00 until 17:00.

Last entry time for visitors is at 16:15.

Closed for lunch between 12:30 and 13:00


Group prices are available, please contact for more details.



East Yorkshire,
HU16 5TF



See location of Skidby Windmill and East Riding Rural Life on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TA 021334  Lat: 53.78692 Long: -0.45176

By Road:
Skidby Mill is located at Skidby, Cottingham, HU16 5TF, four miles south of Beverley. Follow the brown signs off the A164. From the A164 turn towards Skidby at the roundabout, then turn left off Main Street before entering the village itself. The mill is about half a mile down here on the right.

Free car parking is available 100m from the Mill. Vehicles are excluded from the courtyard itself for health and safety reasons.

By Public Transport:
Taxis available at station. Buses between Skidby and Cottingham are infrequent. If walking, leave station turn right, then right at traffic lights, then left at mini-roundaobut, right at next mini-roundabout.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Accredited museum, museums, libraries and archives council.