Bourn Windmill Public Survey

We need your help saving Bourn Windmill from collapse

Bourn Windmill is one of the oldest windmills in England dating from c1635 and is designated as an Ancient Monument. It is special as it is a trestle post mill and one of only 7 surviving in the UK today.

Sadly, the windmill is currently closed to the public and two charities, Cambridge Past, Present & Future (CPPF) and Cambridgeshire ACRE are working together with the windmill volunteers to attempt to save it from collapse and restore it to working order.

We would like to hear your views on the windmill via this short online questionnaire so that we can find out the best way to help a wider range of people to enjoy its history and encourage them to visit it once it reopens again. Your views are just as valid even if you have never heard of the windmill or visited it before.

The survey will close on Friday 3 September 2021. All surveys returned by 5pm on this date will be entered into a prize draw for a free guided tour of the windmill for up to 6 people and a delicious afternoon tea.
If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Alison Brown, Acting Chief Executive at Cambridgeshire ACRE on 01353 865029 or email
All information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.


Introduction to Bourn Windmill

Bourn Windmill is located off Caxton Road between Bourn and Caxton and can also be reached by footpaths from Cambourne and Bourn. There is a small car park, which is a 50 metre walk to the mill. The paths are grass. There are currently no toilets, café or other facilities. The mill is an ancient structure with steep steps. The mill can be visited free at any time but to see inside and have a go at turning it, a guided tour is needed. Tours take place on open days which take place one Sunday afternoon a month from May to September. The entry is £3 adults and £1 children. Teas and cakes are available as well as information about the mill. The mill is owned by local charity Cambridge Past, Present & Future and operated mainly by volunteers. Information about the mill and the open days is available at the mill and on the website of the charity.


1. Have you visited Bourn Windmill within the last 5 years during an open day, through an organised group visit or independently?