Opening times for 30 November 2023
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Second hand bookshop located in visitor welcome, open daily April - October.
Dogs welcome around the site, on leads only. Please note we do not allow dogs (with the exception of assistance dogs) inside the windpump.
The café is open daily April - October.
Open dawn until dusk. Accessible toilet available.
Car park at Horsey Windpump is open dawn until dusk. Free for National Trust members, please scan your membership card to obtain your ticket. £4 for three hours, £6 all day and £8 for campervans for non-National Trust members.
Accessible car parking spaces. Only the ground floor of the windpump is accessible for wheelchairs. There are 61 steep steps to top of the windpump.
Accessible toilet available.
Large print (guide or menu)
Accessible guide available.
Outdoor accessible seating is available.
Horsey Windpump is on the B1159.
Parking: Car park at Horsey Windpump is open dawn until dusk. Free for National Trust members, please scan your membership card to obtain your ticket. £4 for four hours, £6 all day and £8 for campervans for non-National Trust members.
Sat Nav: Horsey, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 4EE
Recently restored, Horsey Windpump is five floors high with 61 steps and overlooks Horsey Mere and the surrounding Norfolk Broads landscape.
Sensory garden and apple orchard, both of which have been designed to be wildlife-friendly to attract bees and butterflies.
An area of low-lying grazing marshes, wet woodland, dykes and pools characteristic of the Broads landscape. Access via guided walks.
A range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and snacks provided. Outdoor picnic bench seating is available.
Ross’s wildlife boat trips (not National Trust) provide an opportunity to see rare wildlife such as marsh harriers and bitterns.
Enjoy the spectacular views from the top of Horsey Windpump, with special sights from the windows on all five floors on the way to the top, with 61 steps in total.
Discover Heigham Holmes Nature Reserve
Heigham Holmes is an area of low-lying grazing marsh within the Norfolk Broads and covers an area of 500 acres bounded by a flood bank, which the river Thurne flows around. Accessible only by guided walks.
Follow the Horsey Broadland landscape and wander across low–lying grazing marshes, sand dunes and a sandy beach with grey seals.
Follow the Horsey Windpump and Estate Walk to discover the Broadland landscape including Horsey Mere and wildlife in Norfolk.
This circular walk takes you through the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as The Broads National Park, passing by the seal colony at Horsey Beach.
Enjoy a slower pace of life at this rustic, cosy and characterful barn conversion, with the beautiful Norfolk broads on the doorstep.
Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere at this traditional, cosy and characterful barn conversion, with the beautiful Norfolk broads on the doorstep.
Horsey Windpump is an iconic building with a fascinating past and the perfect gateway to experience the connection between man and nature. Standing sentinel over the mere and surrounding Broadland landscape, a climb to the top is rewarded with beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding countryside an opportunity not to be missed.
Having been stood still and silent for over 75 years since 1943 when it was struck by lightning, Horsey Windpump has been brought back to life and is now complete with a winding cap and turning sails bringing a whole new visitor experience to this wonderful Grade II* Listed Building.
On site is also a café selling light refreshments, drinks, ice creams and snacks. With outdoor seating available, you can relax and watch the Windpump’s sails go round (on selected days, weather permitting) or the world go by.
Horsey, where the Broads meet the coast, is unrivalled as a place providing views into this mysterious broadland landscape of Norfolk. This remote location is secluded and famed for its internationally important wildlife, from the over-wintering wildfowl frequenting Horsey Mere to the Swallowtail butterfly, the very essence of a summer on the Broads. A great place for walking and bird watching, throughout the seasons.
Uncover the history of Horsey Windpump in Norfolk. Standing on the site of previous mills, it’s survived floods, a lightning strike, collapse, storms and gale force winds.
From pollarding the willows to planting new hedgerows, learn how National Trust rangers and volunteers work year-round to care for Horsey Windpump and the landscape around it.
Find out how we worked to get this historic windpump turning in the Norfolk landscape again, and how expert millwrights restored vital components during the three-year project.