How to get here
Our usual opening hours during British Summer time are:
Saturday: 2pm - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Bank Holiday Mondays: 11am - 5pm
We are a small museum that showcases not only the iconic Wimbledon Windmill which has stood on the same spot for over 200 years, but tells the story of windmills and wind power. There are fascinating working models of windmills and hundreds of windmill related artefacts. There is something for everyone here.
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The Windmill is situated at the end of Windmill Road on Wimbledon Common, just off the A219, which runs between Wimbledon and Putney town centres. It is close to the A3 (Kingston by-pass) which joins the A219 at the Tibbets Corner roundabout. Windmill Road is about half way between Wimbledon and Putney and the turn-off is marked with a white on brown sign.
By public transport the nearest stations are Wimbledon (District Line, Tram Link and main line trains) and Putney (main line) or East Putney (District Line). The stations are each about 1 1/2 miles from the windmill and the walk is up-hill, but the 93 bus links Wimbledon and Putney town centres with a stop at Windmill Road.
In addition, Tramlink runs from Croydon to Wimbledon station with extensions to Beckenham, Elmers End and New Addington.
Wimbledon Windmill Museum
London SW19 5NR
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