Skidby Windmill and Museum of East Riding Rural Life

windmill and field of ripe corn
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Yorkshire`s last working windmill, a Grade ll listed four-sailed tower mill built in 1821 and and commanding magnificent views over the beautiful East Yorkshire Wolds.
Two galleries in the attached warehouses illustrate the agricultural and rural history of the area at the East Riding Museum of Rural Life, with many simple interactive exhibits plus backpacks to borrow to explore the wildlife garden and mill field.

Venue Type:

Museum, Industrial heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Daily 10am - 5pm (closed 12-12.30 Mon & Tues)
Last admission 4.15

Closed: Christmas & New Year, Good Friday

Admission charges

Adults: £1.50
OAPs: 80p
Children: 50p


  • Museums Association

Additional info

The museum has a small car park c. 100m from the mill, although there is plenty of parking on the road and dead-end opposite the mill. Coaches can drop off at the mill and there is space to park in the broad junction with the dead-end road opposite.

The only part of the mill not accessible to wheelchair users is the tower and the upper floor of the Upper Warehouse.

The collection consists principally of agricultural machinery and hand tools from the East Riding, along with artefacts relating to village life in the area in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. THere is also a small collection of photographs and documents. Reserve collections are mainly stored at the Treasure House in Beverley and may be viewed by prior appointment.

Collection details


Skidby Windmill and Museum of East Riding Rural Life
East Yorkshire
HU16 5TF



Facility Supervisor



01482 848405

Facility Supervisor

01482 392773

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