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Published May 27th 2014
Nottingham's oldest working windmill
Just outside of Nottingham's city centre in Sneinton is a recently restored, completely functional nineteenth century windmill. The windmill was constructed by the family of George Green, one of the greatest mathematicians of the nineteenth century.
Green's Windmill. Photo by Peter Jemmett.
Over its chaotic history, the mill has survived riots, mob attacks, fire, abandonment, and near demolition. It was officially preserved in the 1980s as a permanent monument to the genius of George Green and it was fully restored to working order. Today, four floors of the windmill are open to the public and the mill's award-winning organic flour is available for purchase.
In the science museum, children can learn about the history of the mill and Green's contributions to science, including his theories of light behaviour and wave motion. There is an area particularly suited for children under 5 to explore the basic building blocks of science. Activities for all ages with interactive materials and experiments ensure that there is something for every visitor.