- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
At Greens Windmill and Science Centre experiment with light, electricity and magnetism in the footsteps of mathematical physicist George Green (1793 to 1841) and learn about his life's work and achievements in this charming tribute to one of Britain's most undersold geniuses.
Not the perfect role model for the kids he actually left school at 10 years old, but in later life his self-taught mathematical smarts led him to create several significant theorems which are still in use today!
The windmill itself only turns when the weather is appropriately strong, so don't let the kids get excited about seeing it work unless it's really windy when you set out!
There are lots of seasonal craft and cookery sessions held here throughout the year worth watching out for. Plus as a more practical souvenir than usual you can pick up a bag of their Organic Food award winning flour!
There are some steps up from the car park on Windmill Lane. If you have mobility problems you can get into the millyard via Belvoir Hill which is significantly easier.
- Picnics Allowed
- Restaurant Onsite
- Onsite Shop
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available Nearby
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Windmill Lane, Sneinton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 4QB, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Closed 25th & 26th December 2016, 1st January.
Fantastic! A must-see attraction!
Written by Anonymous . 24.10.16
We went at half term with our 2, 4 and 6 year old kids and their grandparents. We all loved the small science area and were engrossed for over half an hour, we had a lot of fun in the playground (grandparent & dad even climbed the stone pile and went on the giant slides), and we loved the setting of the picnic area. Best of all was the windmill itself. Going inside, climbing the stairs and looking at the equipment was fascinating. The kids were thrilled to be given a sample of flour and were excited to watch the sails whizzing past out of the window. The Miller there was full of interesting stories and information for us, and was super friendly. I personally am very keen to get home and do some baking with the different flour varieties I bought in the shop (wholemeal, spelt and rye). A great day out and a perfect venue to create a family photo album. Loved it.