Green’s Mill is a restored and working 19th century tower windmill in Nottingham, UK. In the early 1800s it was owned and operated by the mathematical physicist George Green (1793-1841).

About Green's Windmill & Science Centre

Never heard of George Green? Not too many people have, even though he was one of the most remarkable scientists of his – or any other – age.

You can visit his windmill and, when the wind allows, see it working and buy our award-winning organic flour.

In the small Science Centre next to the mill you can discover the remarkable story of George Green and his achievements and experiment with the things that fascinated him, such as light, electricity and magnetism.

Restored in 1985 by Nottingham City Council, the windmill is run on behalf of the City by the Green’s Windmill Trust,  a registered charity.

You can now donate online to help keep the sails turning.

A Short History of the Windmill

We have put together a timeline showing a short history of Green's Windmill. It starts from the windmill being built in 1807 by George Green's father, marks a disastrous fire in the 1940s and its renovation in the 1980s to more recent years, with lots in between.

Read the Windmill's History

About George Green

George Green worked most of his life at the mill his father built and only spent 14 months at school. However, he was a self-taught mathematical genius, fascinated with light, sound, electricity and magnetism. Scientists and engineers all over the world still use his mathematical theorem today.

Find Out About George Green

The Green's Windmill Trust

The Green's Windmill Trust is a registered charity responsible for the operation of the mill and science centre. It works to preserve the heritage of the mill and promote George Green's reputation, along with the activities of the windmill and science centre.

Read About Green's Windmill Trust