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Staying Safe

To help keep everyone safe, we’ve made some changes at Bursledon Windmill. We have introduced a number of measures in line with government guidelines to help manage our visitor numbers and ensure we maintain social distancing to protect you, our staff and volunteers. Please read on for information about booking your visit and what to expect when you are with us.

What we are doing to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 

  • Giving you a warm welcome at a safe distance
  • Introducing advanced booking to reduce queues 
  • Using signage to help you maintain social distance
  • Asking for cashless payment wherever possible
  • Providing hand sanitiser for you to use
  • Taking away high-contact exhibits and displays

If you have any concerns or questions during your visit, please talk to a member of our team – they will be happy to help you.

You can find out answers to some commonly asked questions in our reopening and coronavirus information and FAQs.

Booking your visit 

We have introduced advanced booking to Bursledon Windmill to help us manage our visitor numbers. Booking your visit is free. Timed visits to Bursledon Windmill take place at 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Please book a visiting time for each member of your party, including children.

Buy tickets online

Your visit will give you two hours to explore the museum and its grounds. Our team will give you 30 minutes notice before your visit is due to end. 

Please do not visit if you or any members of your household are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been in contact with anyone who has it. Information on how to re-book or cancel your visit is detailed on your booking confirmation.

Opening times 

Our opening days and hours are available to view online. Please check before you visit.

Social distancing and hygiene 

During your visit, we ask that you follow our guidelines on social distancing and hygiene to help keep us all safe. We are operating a one-way system at Bursledon Windmill, which is indicated by signage. Hand sanitiser stations are positioned at the entrance to the museum and the entrance to the windmill.

Toilet facilities

Our accessible toilet is open for use by our visitors.

Café and picnics

Takeaway drinks and pre-packaged snacks are available to purchase from the museum. Picnics welcome.

Gift shop

Our gift shop is open as normal. Please use cashless payment for any purchases.


To help keep us all safe, we have reviewed exhibits, interactives and spaces which may pose a risk of spreading the virus. All family interactives have been removed.


Hampshire Cultural Trust is a registered charity. The coronavirus crisis has had a huge impact on all of us. Please donate to help us re-connect our communities through culture.


Risk assessment

In accordance with government guidelines, we have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment to make our sites COVID secure and identify risk control measures.


Ticket Price Price with Gift Aid
Adult £4.50 £5.00
Children £2.25 £2.50
Concession £3.50 £3.90
Under 5s Free Free
Family Ticket (up to 5 people, max. 2 adults) £12.50 £13.80

Entrance to the windmill is via guided tours. If you are travelling a long way to visit the mill, it is worthwhile calling ahead to check whether the tours are busy. Tours are not required for the rest of the buildings and grounds. Please note the windmill is a cash only site.


Bursledon Windmill offers disabled parking and accessible toilet facilities. The barn, grounds and ground floor of the windmill are wheelchair accessible and an interactive tour of the mill is available for those unable to reach the upper floors. Dogs and guide dogs are permitted in the grounds only.

Group bookings

To arrange a group booking please call 02380 404999.

How to get here

By car: Bursledon Windmill is signposted from Junction 8 of the M27. Follow the signs from the motorway to the roundabout and take the first left onto the A27. Windmill Lane is the first turning on the left. Free parking is available on site.

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