Welcome to the Windmill Museum

OPEN Summer Weekends from Saturday 26 March to Sunday 30 October

Unfortunately the windmill does not look quite like this at the moment! The sails have been removed for repairs.

See 'Recent News' for an update on the sails.

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Part of a great Day Out on Wimbledon Common

No visit to Wimbledon Common is complete without also calling in at the Windmill Museum. There is interest for all ages, children and adults alike. And if you don't have time for the full tour, visit the shop for postcards, books, souvenirs and even Wombles!

The Windmill has been a distinctive landmark since it was built in 1817 to serve the local community. However it only operated until 1864, when the machinery was removed and it was converted to residential accommodation.

Today the sails have been restored to working order and the building houses a fascinating museum of windmills, with exhibits on rural life and local history.

The museum also has a display of Scouting memorabilia, commemorating the writing of part of 'Scouting for Boys' by Robert Baden-Powell in the Mill House in 1908.

The museum is administered by a charitable trust and run entirely by volunteers, which allows admission charges to be kept down. It is open on summer weekends only, but school parties and group visits can be arranged at other times.

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2016 NEWS

PRUDENTIAL BIKE RIDE, Sunday 31st July

The Museum will be CLOSED on Sunday 31st July.

Parkside road will be closed to traffic from 7.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m., and it will not be possible to get to the windmill by car.

Getting five volunteers there for our normal opening would be fraught with difficulty, and experience has shown us that there are unlikely to be many visitors in any case.

Please accept our apologies.

RESTORATION OF THE SAILS

The mill is still without its sails after one fell from the windshaft in August 2015. The museum Trustees have been working with the owners of the mill, Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators, to obtain external funding for the repairs, which will include necessary work on the tower and roof as well as the sails. The total project cost is budgeted at £138,000.

In March we were pleased to announce that an HLF grant of £100,000 had been approved for the project. Together with several generous donations from the local community and a commitment from the Conservators to use some of their own funds, the project has now been given the go-ahead.

Although the windmill looks somewhat forlorn without its sails, the interior of the museum is unaffected and visitors should be able to enjoy all the exhibits as usual.

See 'Recent News' for updates on progress.

Wimbledon Windmill Museum CIO is a Registered Charity, No. 1162544

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