Do you appreciate the value of the iconic Wimbledon Windmill, not just as the focal point of the Common but as the UK's only museum dedicated to windmills? Would you like to take an active part in conserving our heritage?
We are currently seeking new trustees so, if you are interested in joining the management team, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
While we're closed. . .
Unfortunately the Windmill Museum will remain closed until further notice. We wish you well and hope to see you before too long.
Meanwhile, we want to thank you for donating so generously to our emergency appeal: we have managed to raise over £8,000! THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING US!
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While it has not been possible for us to open in 2020, 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. Please note - some parts of the museum require climbing a ladder.
Admission is free
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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.
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