Skidby Windmill, Beverley road, Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU16 5TF
Free Admission 13th and 14th September: In the Museum of East Riding Rural Life there are two exhibition galleries: the Agriculture Gallery, which looks at the agricultural history of the East Riding, and the Village Life Gallery, which has displays on many aspects of rural village life. An events trailer from the Joining Up The Humber Project will be located in the mill courtyard - http://www.joiningupthehumber.co.uk/about-the-project. Both galleries contain many quotes from local people, which bring the displays to life. The second gallery also currently has a display of veterinary tools, and there is a display case containing changing exhibitions run by the volunteers. There are plenty of activities for children at Skidby Mill, which is a particularly family-friendly site. The activities range from hands-on interactives, to gallery trails, jigsaws and animal hunts, and an open space play area in the adjacent field. There are also Explorasacks that can be borrowed for a deposit to help you investigate the field and garden. More information can be found by going to the Children and Families page (http://www.museums.eastriding.gov.uk/skidby-mill/children-and-families/).
Free car parking is available 100m from the Mill. Vehicles are excluded from the courtyard itself for health and safety reasons. Coaches can drop off groups on the road at the mill entrance and then park in Mill Road opposite.
Toilets are available as well as a shop, picnic area and garden. The shop sells a wide range of gifts and, of course, traditionally-milled wholemeal flour.The building is old, with low beams and steep stairs (in the tower). Please note that public access to the tower is only as far as the Stone Floor. Sails Café in the Courtyard serves food freshly prepared on the premises using locally sourced wholesome ingredients wherever possible. A children's menu is available as well as a picnic menu for picnic baskets made to order. The café can also cater for buffets for family gatherings, business.
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.
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