A Look Around Nottinghamshire – Greens Windmill

I’ve decided to run a new series on the blog where I show you around Nottingham and the surrounding areas that make up Nottinghamshire. The setting for the crime series I’m writing. You can see some of the photographs I have taken myself in the Novel Setting tab at the top of the blog, or go straight to it Here.

I will try to make the blog posts varied. I will show you some history of the place and some settings, by showing you around, giving you a real feel for Nottinghamshire and it’s varied pace and lifestyle. Like today’s post, I will even tell you about events happening that if you are close enough and want to attend, you will be able to.

Today’s post is Green’s Windmill.

WindmillGreen’s Windmill in Sneinton was built by the father of notable scientist and mathematician George Green in 1807. Today the working Mill is a popular museum and science centre, which teaches new generations of children about the valuable work of George Green.

Sadly, the mill was badly damaged by a fire in 1947, but was later restored by Nottingham City Council in the 1980’s. The windmill began milling again in December 1986 and the giant sails can still be seen working to this day.

George Green was a mathematical genius who developed new ways of doing mathematics, which have helped scientists to understand the world around us. At the windmill you can test your brain power with the hands-on experiments in the Science Centre which explore electricity, magnetism and light, ideal for young children.

Opening times:

Wednesday – Sunday from 10am to 4pm (last admission 3.30pm).

FREE entry.

Saturday 5 April 2014 From 7pm – 9pm

Light It Up Blue is a unique global initiative that kicks-off Autism Awareness Month. In honour of this historic day, the historic Green’s Windmill will be lit up in blue to raise awareness about autism.

FREE Event

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14 Responses to A Look Around Nottinghamshire – Greens Windmill

  1. Great idea for a series. I’ve only ever been to Nottingham, so to see more of the county will be great. I’ve loved windmills since watching Jonathan Creek :-)

  2. diannegray says:

    This will be fantastic, Rebecca. I just love learning about new places :D

    PS – that windmill is stunning!

  3. What a great idea for a feature, Rebecca! I’m really looking forward to learning more about Nottingham. And the windmill sounds like a really interesting place to visit – great ‘photo, too!

  4. Museum and science center? That’s a very cool use for it.

  5. Jane Isaac says:

    What a lovely idea, Rebecca. We so often neglect the beauty that is on our doorstep. I look forward to reading these posts.

  6. Maggie Thom says:

    I love when they take something old like this and make it work again but also include a way for people to learn. Great picture and story.

  7. I have always loved windmills, my dream is to live in one and then I could have a curved customised bookcase! Back to earth it is great that they managed to restore it and use it to teach with.

  8. Maggie Thom says:

    Oh, I’m with cleopatralovesbooks. I’d love to live in one. How cool would that be? :)

  9. That’s interesting. I pulled it up on Google Earth. Surprisingly crowded there!

  10. Linda King says:

    What a fantastic idea, lighting it up blue for Autism awareness. I bet it looks amazing!

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