Welcome to the
Wimbledon Windmill Museum
The museum has exhibits for both young and old, covering windmills and milling as well as local history and the Scouting movement. Opened in 1976 on the first floor only, the ground floor was still being used as accommodation for the Wimbledon Common Rangers. However a Heritage Lottery Grant enabled the museum to be extended to both floors in 1999.
At least one hour should be allowed to see all the exhibits.
Admission is free
9th December 2023
from 4pm to 6pm
Windmill, Wimbledon Common
Join us for our annual carolling sing-a-long on Saturday 9 December 4pm to 6pm at the Windmill with the Wandle Concert Band!
Free entry but donations gratefully accepted - proceeds from donations and the sale of drinks and mince pies will be shared towards the upkeep of the Commons and the Windmill Museum.
Carols at the Windmill
Windmill Museum Opening Hours
We are now closed to the general public for the winter - but we look forward to seeing you in March next year when British Summertime returns! While we're closed - why not take a virtual tour?
Our usual opening hours during British Summertime are as follows:
Saturday: 2pm - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Bank Holiday Mondays: 11am - 5pm
Admission is free
Volunteering with us provides an excellent opportunity to give back to the local community while indulging your passion for history and heritage.
You'll have the chance to meet like-minded individuals, welcome visitors, and make their experience unforgettable. Our Museum offers something for everyone, whether you're interested in wind power or the families who once called the Windmill home. With a commitment of just three hours a month and social events, it's easy to get involved and make a difference.
We're a friendly bunch and when you pair up with another volunteer you can expect to:
Meet & greet visitors
Run the desk & shop
Tell Windmill stories
Indulge in Womble-spotting
Be part of events on the common
From as little as 3 hours a month & only during the summer - we provide all training & guidance.
Fancy finding out more? Drop us a note and we'll get straight back to you or pop into the Windmill and chat to one of the volunteers there.
Take the Windmill home...
Enjoy the Windmill in your own home with a Limited Edition print of the Windmill from South London Artist Dan. 23 limited edition A4 prints
Please support Wimbledon Windmill
Wimbledon Windmill and the museum rely on visitor donations.
If you would like to support the Windmill, your donation will help support:
upkeep for our collections
You can help us to keep going by making a donation. If you would like to help us, you can donate securely online here
with our thanks
Find us on Wimbledon and Putney Commons. 1,140 acres of countryside amidst the urban surroundings of Wimbledon, Putney and Kingston-upon-Thames. Run by a charity, the commons are a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation.