Kibworth Harcourt Post Mill May 24

Open Weekend

Over 70 people enjoyed a rare opportunity to visit the oldest mill in Leicestershire when it opened in glorious sunshine on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May as part of National Mills Weekend. Volunteers explained the history of the mill before showing visitors around, demonstrating the inner workings and highlighting the various marks left by the millers over the last 400 years.

The mill will next be open to the public on Saturday 14 / Sunday 15 September as part of National Heritage Open days, but visits by organised groups can be arranged at other times by emailing

If you would like to learn more about joining the team of volunteers at the mill, please use the same email address and we can let you know what it involves. As well as running open days and visits we turn the sails on a regular basis and undertake basic maintenance as required, and you would be very welcome to join us.

Graham Watts