Lytham’s best known landmark, the Windmill, acts as a tourist information point during the open seasons and contains a series of exhibits focused on the ‘History of Mills and Milling’ and the ‘Heritage of Lytham St Annes and the Fylde area’. The Museum, which annually attracts over 25,000 visitors from all parts of the world, was established in 1989 by Lytham Heritage Group. It is run voluntarily by the Group’s members and houses exhibitions and displays spread over four floors, including explanations of the milling processes and a history of the Grade II listed building.
The Old Lifeboat House next door houses a restored pulling and sailing lifeboat “Chapman”, built in 1901 and served at Hoylake. The building also contains an exhibition about local marine history focusing on the Mexico Lifeboat Disaster of 1886.
Open Easter and Spring periods; Summer period from May to September (see website for exact details www.lythamwindmill.co.uk); from 10.30 am – 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays.
Monday and Tuesday, Group and School party visits are welcome by prior arrangement with Fylde Borough Council Tourist Information. Contact:
Telephone: (01253) 658443 or