Welcome to Little Marton Windmill

Little Marton Windmill is a well known landmark.

It is familiar to millions of travellers due to its location on the principal main road into Blackpool, just by the end of the M55 motorway.

Relatively few however know the story of the mill, or its place in local history.

Recently, with co-operation between Blackpool Council and The Friends of Little Marton Windmill, it has become possible to view the interior of the mill, and the remaining original machinery, whilst enjoying a unique exhibition depicting the story of windmills across the Fylde.

The story is told of how the mill was saved into preservation as a memorial to popular local author Allen Clarke, was adopted by the town council, and eventually opened to the public by the Friends group.

Day Trips & School Tours

The Friends of little Marton Windmill are happy to open the mill for private visits, by prior arrangement. Our heritage displays are normally in place throughout the spring and until late autumn. Light refreshments can be arranged if desired.
If you wish to organise such a visit, please contact us, initially through this website, and we will come back to you.



Check Out Our Latest Events;

Sunday 9th April  –  Easter Sumday

Sunday 30th April

Sunday 14th May – National Mills Weekend

Sunday 28th May

Sunday 25th June

Sunday 30th July

Sunday 27th August

Sunday 17th September – National Heritage Weekend

Sunday 1st October – Final Opening of 2023

All our open days commence at 11.00am and close at 16.00pm

Last entry 15.30pm

Entry charge £2.00 per adult, including tea or coffee.

Children free but must be accompanied and supervised




All at Tarnside Community Centre at 7.00pm

Wednesday 5th April

Friends of Little Marton Windmill Group AGM

Brief AGM formalities followed by a talk by Cllr. Jon Harrison

“The history of Ashton Gardens”


Wednesday 7th June

A talk by Shirley Mathews, BA(Hons)

The other side of being a tour guide; What a life!


Wednesday 16th August

Barry Shaw will share some of his slide collection with us.

Why not find out more about the history of the mill!

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