Fully restored and once again standing proud over the Broadland landscape, Horsey Windpump is complete with new cap and turning patent sails. Explore

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Horsey Windpump is an iconic building with a fascinating past and the perfect gateway to experience the connection between man and nature. Standing sentinel over the mere and surrounding Broadland landscape, a climb to the top is rewarded with beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding countryside an opportunity not to be missed.

After having stood still and silent for 75 years since it was struck by lightning in 1943, Horsey Windpump has recently been brought back to life following extensive repairs and restoration and is now complete with a winding cap and turning sails bringing a whole new visitor experience to this wonderful Grade II* Listed Building.

On site is also a tea room selling light refreshments, drinks, ice creams and a range of gifts and souvenirs. With outdoor seating available, you can relax and watch the Windpump’s sails go round or the world go by. Indoor seating is also available. Why not fuel up before exploring the surrounding estate or visiting nearby Horsey Beach.

Horsey, where the Broads meet the coast, is unrivalled as a place providing views into this mysterious broadland landscape of Norfolk. This remote location is secluded and famed for its internationally important wildlife, from the over-wintering wildfowl frequenting Horsey Mere to the Swallowtail butterfly, the very essence of a summer on the Broads. A great place for walking and bird watching, throughout the seasons.

The Garden at Horsey Windpump is the setting for various children's trails and activities over the school holidays.

Guide Prices

Standard Admission Prices:

Adults £5.60
Children £2.80
Family £14

National Trust Members - FREE



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Free Parking - Parking is free for National Trust members.
  • Parking with charge - Car parking is free for National Trust members. For non-members, the cost is £3 for two hours, £4 for four hours, £6 all day. When you buy your parking ticket you're directly supporting our conservation work. If the car park is full, please come back at another time.

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Onsite Catering
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • National Trust Property

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:
Take B1152 to Martham - follow signs to Somerton and Horsey. From Stalham take B1151 - join B1159 via Sea Palling to Horsey. From Great Yarmouth - follow A149 then B1159 via Hemsby and Winterton-on-Sea to Horsey.

By Public Transport:
From Acle station it is 10 miles to Horsey Windpump.

The nearest railway station is Great Yarmouth, which is 11 miles away.

Horsey Windpump


Horsey, Nr Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 4EE

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  • Other AwardsNational Trust National Trust 2019

Opening Times

* Windpump and tea room open 24 March to 28 October, 2018 10am - 4:30pm.
Car park and toilets open all year (pay & display - free for National Trust members), dawn to dusk.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

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