Visit Horsey Windpump

a close up image of the red brick tower of Horsey windpump looking up towards the white sails and cap with a blue sky behind

Newly restored and reopened for 2019, Horsey Windpump is the youngest and largest windpump to be found in the Norfolk Broads. For those that are able make it to the top, they are rewarded with some of the most spectacular views in the area.

Journey through the history of Horsey Windpump as you climb the stairs through the five floors of this Grade II* listed building. As part of the restoration project, new and engaging interpretation has been installed, bringing to life it's dramatic story. 

Engaging interpretation can be found inside Horsey Windpump
Three interpretation panels with text and colour images on
Engaging interpretation can be found inside Horsey Windpump

Climbing the windpump

There are 61 steps to climb to the top of the building. These are quite steep but we find that most people are able to climb them. Coming down backwards is sometimes easier but we recommend that visitors come down in the manner they find most comfortable and by taking their time. The last set of steps up to the cap floor that gives access out onto the fanstage are the most narrow and steep so we do have a team member positioned here to give advice. The views out of the windows on all floors are pretty special for those that don't feel they can make it to the top.

The view that rewards visitors that make the climb to the top of the windpump
the view from the top of the windpump with a river running through the centre with the black tearoom and mainroad on the right and a dyke on the left
The view that rewards visitors that make the climb to the top of the windpump

We advise that sensible footwear is worn by anyone attempting to climb and that people know their own limitations. People climbing to the top of the windpump do so at their own risk.

The ground floor of the windpump is accessible for wheelchair users only due to the historic nature of the building.

Please note we do not allow dogs (with the exception of assistance dogs) inside the windpump.

Visitors can get up close and personal with the fantail on Horsey Windpump
the white wooden blades and frame of the fantail all fitted together with black ironwork. each blade has a red stripe painted vertically along it.
Visitors can get up close and personal with the fantail on Horsey Windpump