Welcome back to Wimbledon Windmill
The Wimbledon Windmill Museum is recruiting volunteers!
If you would like to get more involved in the Wimbledon Common community, come and join us as a volunteer at the Windmill Museum.
This is a terrific opportunity to meet with a wide range of visitors and engage with like minded and enthusiastic people who want the opportunity to give something back. We need volunteers to welcome visitors, help with our small shop and explain the history of the Windmill and wind power.
The Museum is open at weekends and on Bank Holidays and we’re looking for a small time commitment of 3 hours a month. The Windmill has been the focal point of Wimbledon Common life for over two centuries. Why not join us and become a part of its future? We would welcome anyone over 18 to join as a volunteer. Voluntary work is always a powerful component to include in a CV.
If you would like to get involved or want to know more please contact us
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
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
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
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
Friends of Wimbledon Windmill
We are excited to launch the Windmill Museum Friends scheme.
We are a free museum and rely on donations and the hard work of our volunteers to remain open. The Friends scheme is an ideal way to more closely connect with and support the iconic Wimbledon Windmill Museum.
The Friends of Wimbledon Windmill scheme is open to families and individuals. Individual Friend’s membership is priced at £15/year and family membership at £20/year.
When you join the Windmill Museum Friends scheme, you will receive a certificate. You will also be entitled to a free private tour of the Museum with one of our expert guides during the closed season (October to March).
If you would like to join us or would like some more information please contact us at, firstname.lastname@example.org.