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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 

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Opening Hours

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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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.

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Welcome back to 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

Please support Wimbledon Windmill

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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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National Mills Weekend

11th - 12th May

Join us for 
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Over a hundred windmills and watermills will open their doors as part of National Mills Weekend – the The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) annual celebration of the heritage and history of mills. 

FREE GUIDED TOUR
Sun 12th
2.30

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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,  friends@wimbledonwindmill.org.uk.

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