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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. 

Windmill Museum Opening Hours

We are open from Saturday March 30th until October 27th 2024  

We are always open for pre-arranged Group Tours during the week.  Visits can be arranged throughout the year please drop us a note on the Contact page.   (Read more details of what is included)

Our usual opening hours during British Summertime 

Saturday: 2pm - 5pm

Sunday:  11am - 5pm

Bank Holidays:  11am - 5pm


Admission is free

Donations are at your discretion (but very gratefully received!) and can be provided as cash, card or via this website

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Join Us!

Volunteering with us provides an excellent opportunity to give back to the local community while indulging your passion for history and heritage.  Learn more about the benefits you get when you volunteer with us.


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.

Life in the day....

We're a friendly bunch and you'll pair up with another volunteer you can expect to:

  • Meet & greet visitors - inspire them with how the mill works and stories of the past

  • Run the desk & shop

  • Become a local expert

  • Be part of fundraising initiatives and events

  • Indulge in Womble-spotting

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.


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. 

Take the Windmill  home...

Enjoy the Windmill in your own home with a Limited Edition print of the Windmill from South London Artist Dan.  Limited edition A4 prints.

Buy online or at the shop in the Museum

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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

  • building maintenance

  • our tours

  • learning activities.


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

Wimbledon Windmill

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