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Welcome to Wimbledon Windmill

Covid19 Update...

We thank you for your continued support but due to Covid 19 we will remain closed in 2021.

We are a small museum with limited resources, relying on our volunteers for opening up. The health and safety of our volunteers and our visitors is our primary concern.

We will re-open only when we feel it is safe. This is unlikely to happen in 2021, and we plan to open normally in 2022.   Please check back or follow us for the latest updates.

In the meantime you can continue to enjoy the Video of the Windmill Story or take our new Virtual Tour.

Opening Hours

We thank you for your continued support but due to Covid 19 we will remain closed in 2021.

We are a small museum with limited resources, relying on our volunteers for opening up. The health and safety of our volunteers and our visitors is our primary concern.

Our usual opening hours during British Summer Time are as follows:

 

Saturday: 2pm - 5pm

Sunday:  11am - 5pm

Bank Holiday Mondays:  11am - 5pm

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

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Please support Wimbledon Windmill

Wimbledon Windmill and the museum rely on visitor donations. Our income is severely depleted as we have followed government restrictions and have been closed to visitors throughout 2020 & 2021.

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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Facilities

There is a free car park immediately adjoining with space for 300 cars. The car park will also accommodate coaches for school and group visits. 

By the entrance to the Windmill there is a special toilet facility for wheelchair users. This is opened using a RADAR key: if you do not have one, a key may be obtained from the Ranger’s office around the corner to the right (look for the tall radio mast).

The Windmill is located on Wimbledon and Putney Commons, which comprise approximately 460 hectares or 1140 acres of open land with heath, woodland, streams and ponds. It is not a park and is kept in as natural a state as possible so, while there are many footpaths, cycle paths and horse rides, be aware that there are also bogs, ditches and brambles.


Near-by

Windmill Tearooms is located on Wimbledon Common in London and specialises in appetising homemade produce.  You are also close to Wimbledon Village with its many shops, restaurants and cafes.

There is also a golf course on part of the Commons, believed to be the longest continually played course in England. The London Scottish Golf Club was officially formed in 1865, golf having been played informally for some time before that date.

Because of the importance of its wildlife, Wimbledon Common is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a European Special Conservation Area.

For more about the Commons see the Information Centre or visit www.wpcc.org.uk