- Your visit and COVID-19
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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. You need to purchase an admission ticket and book a visiting time. Booking your visiting time is free. If you already have an admission ticket, you do not need to pay again, but you do need to book a time to visit. Please book a visiting time for each member of your party, including children.
Your visit will give you two hours to explore the mill 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.
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. To keep everyone safe, please wear a face covering in indoor spaces when visiting Bursledon Windmill.
Our accessible toilet is open for use by our visitors.
Café and picnics
Takeaway drinks and pre-packaged snacks are available to purchase and picnics are welcome.
We’re passing on the VAT reduction on all applicable products. The reduction will be applied at the till when you make your purchase.
Bring your own cup
Get 30p off your next hot drink in the museum café when you bring your own reusable cup! Simply present your cup to a member of staff to claim your discount.
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.
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.
We’re Good to Go
The Visit Britain We’re Good to Go symbol shows that Bursledon Windmill has followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and that we have processes in place to help keep everyone safe.
Pay once, visit all year*! With your ticket, you can enjoy unlimited visits to Bursledon Windmill and return as many times as you like for a whole year!
|Ticket||Price: Pay Once, Visit All Year!|
|Family Ticket (up to 5 people, max. 2 adults)||£14.00|
*Excludes special events which are charged separately. Please see What's On for details.
Prices effective 13 August 2020
Learn about the history of the Windmill, Chineham Barn and Granary building on a site guided tour. Please note internal tours of the windmill are currently not available. If you are travelling a long way to visit the mill, it is worthwhile calling ahead to check whether the tours are busy.
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.
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.