Wimbledon Windmill Museum

Wimbledon Windmill Museum The Windmill on Wimbledon Common was built in 1817 but ceased working in 1864. Now a fascinating museum of windmills.
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Open free on summer weekends & bank holidays: closed during winter. Open for educational and group visits at other times by arrangement; visit www.wimbledonwindmill.org.uk

17/03/2020

Unfortunately, due to the current extraordinary circumstances, the Windmill Museum will not open for the Summer season but will remain closed until further notice.

06/01/2020

Happy New Year, everyone!
The Windmill Museum will open for the summer season on Saturday 28th March: we look forward to seeing you then.

Annual Christmas Carols.  A beautiful day with lots of attendance!
15/12/2019

Annual Christmas Carols. A beautiful day with lots of attendance!

13/11/2019

Happy 25th Birthday to The National Lottery! @HeritageFundUK support enabled us to carry out essential repairs to our historic windmill. When one of its sails fell off in 2016, lottery funding enabled us to repair the sail and carry out important maintenance works to the other sails. #NationalLottery25

What a lot of Wombles! Visit us for our Carol Concert on 14th December at 3pm and find more in our shop!
06/11/2019
Wombles author’s daughter makes use of toys left behind

What a lot of Wombles! Visit us for our Carol Concert on 14th December at 3pm and find more in our shop!

THE daughter of Wombles author Elisabeth Beresford has donated her mother’s memorabilia and toys to charity — reusing them like the furry creatures did with their finds. Kate Robertson was a girl when she mispronounced ‘Wimbledon’ as ‘Wombledon’ during a walk with her mother on the commo...

26/10/2019

And we have lots of nice stocking fillers in the shop!

26/10/2019

Visit us today and tomorrow before the Mill closes for the winter!

30/09/2019

Winter is coming!

Only 4 weekends left before the Windmill closes for winter on 27th October, so visit us soon!

And why not visit our gift shop for your early Christmas shopping: we have a variety of items, including Wombles and Wimbledon Christmas cards.

We're so pleased you enjoyed it. Come again soon!
17/08/2019

We're so pleased you enjoyed it. Come again soon!

Such a lovely event! Victoria was extremely happy 😃

30/05/2019

The next Family Activity Day is on 17th August! See you there!

Here are some lovely pictures from our recent Family Day:
30/05/2019

Here are some lovely pictures from our recent Family Day:

27/04/2019

Visit the Windmill Museum this weekend! There are activity leaflets for children and you can buy Wimbledon Common honey in our shop!

30/03/2019

We're opening at 2.00 today. Visit us!

12/02/2019

The Windmill Museum will be opening for the spring and summer season on Saturday 30th March.

14/12/2018
There was a very moving event at the Windmill on Armistice Day, 11th November, to remember all those from  the local are...
26/11/2018

There was a very moving event at the Windmill on Armistice Day, 11th November, to remember all those from the local area who fell during the Great War.

Some 700 people gathered to hear the piper play a lament. Most had walked across the Common in the dark from the Wimbledon and Roehampton War Memorials, and carried candles and rang handbells as a display of the names of 900 who had died scrolled through on the screen.

It was a memorable event and a tribute to those who gave their lives for us 100 years ago.

24/10/2018

LAST WEEKEND OPENING THIS SUMMER

On Sunday 28th October, the clocks go back and it will be the last weekend opening of the Windmill Museum this year.

But there are two events coming up to which all are welcome:

Sunday 11th November at 6.30 p.m. the Centenary of the 1918 Armistice will be observed at the mill.

Saturday 15th December, beginning at 3.00 pm. there will be a Carol Concert with band and festive fare.

COME IF YOU CAN !

Armistice Centenary at the Windmill.All welcome.
23/10/2018

Armistice Centenary at the Windmill.

All welcome.

A group of our loyal volunteers enjoyed a visit to Cobham Mill today and saw the watermill in action grinding corn.We we...
20/09/2018

A group of our loyal volunteers enjoyed a visit to Cobham Mill today and saw the watermill in action grinding corn.

We were immensely impressed by the restoration work that was carried out twenty years ago to enable the mill to be run today.

Many thanks to our Volunteer Coordinator, Linda, and also to our counterparts at Cobham who gave their time to show us round.

26/08/2018

Bank Holiday Monday. The Windmill Museum will be open from 11am to 5pm. Come and see the wonderful exhibits and grind your own corn!

08/08/2018

On Sunday 12th August, there will be a FREE fun-packed family day at the windmill on Wimbledon Common, 2pm to 5pm. With free entry to the windmill museum, there will be craft activities, cooking demos, face-painting and much more. The curator will show how he makes the wonderful windmill models. Come and join in!

26/07/2018

SUNDAY 29th July - CLOSED

Once again we have to announce that the Windmill Museum will not be opening while the Prudential Bike Ride takes place.

On Sunday 29th, Parkside will be closed to traffic making it extremely difficult for the seven volunteers needed for the day.

We apologise to anyone planning to visit, but be assured that the Windmill will be open as usual on Saturday 28th and on the remaining summer weekends till the end of October.

The mill is looking photogenic today as the north wind has brought the sails round to the front.But we will be competing...
15/07/2018

The mill is looking photogenic today as the north wind has brought the sails round to the front.
But we will be competing for visitors with the World Cup and Wimbledon Finals, so if you like a peaceful escape today is the day to visit!

RAF 100 Flypast over the windmill today.First came a Lancaster bomber escorted by Spitfires and Hurricanes, and then slo...
10/07/2018

RAF 100 Flypast over the windmill today.

First came a Lancaster bomber escorted by Spitfires and Hurricanes, and then slower transport aircraft. The group turned south over Wimbledon Common allowing the faster jets behind them to continue straight on over Heathrow (which was closed for 20 minutes).

22/05/2018
12/04/2018

As usual our opening and closing dates are when the clocks change. So we open Saturday 31 March and close Sunday 28 October.

Here is a lovely picture of children from Albermarle Primary School who spent a morning on Wimbledon Common following th...
20/12/2017

Here is a lovely picture of children from Albermarle Primary School who spent a morning on Wimbledon Common following the Windmill Nature Trail. On the way they met the Windmill Wizard, one of several fictional characters who gave them riddles and mathematical problems to be solved before moving on to the next character.
A great time was had by all.

What's in the bag, Santa?
17/12/2017

What's in the bag, Santa?

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa dropped in at the mill to enjoy the Carol Concert.Looks like he broke the chimney - probably too fat t...
17/12/2017

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa dropped in at the mill to enjoy the Carol Concert.

Looks like he broke the chimney - probably too fat to get down.

Come and join us for Carols at the Windmill on Saturday 16th December:
25/11/2017

Come and join us for Carols at the Windmill on Saturday 16th December:

24/10/2017

SUMMER IS ENDING ...........

The Windmill Museum will close for the winter on Sunday 29th October, when the clocks have gone back. So this coming weekend is your last chance to come and see us.

What a great Bicentenary Year it has been. Free opening at weekends has encouraged no fewer than 16,000 people to visit, and the special events we have run have all been a fantastic success. There is still one to go - on Saturday 16th December, beginning late afternoon, there will be a Carol Concert outside the mill, with the Wandle Concert Band and some free goodies to eat and drink.

We look forward to seeing you!

P.S. Don't forget that school and group visits can still be arranged throughout the winter months.

15/10/2017

A busy day today - over 400 visitors to the mill. It was a lovely autumn day and the Common was a beautiful place to get away from it all for a stroll in the sun.

Our last day of opening this summer will be Sunday, 29th October (when the clocks go back). But the museum is still available for school and group tours at any time by arrangement throughout the winter.

And don't forget our Carol Concert will be on Saturday, 16th December, this year, as the sun goes down in the evening.

05/10/2017
Wimbledon Windmill Event

WIMBLEDON BOOKFEST TALK

Don't forget the talk being given by our Hon. Curator in the Bookfest tent on Tuesday 10th October at 5.00 p.m.

See https://www.wimbledonbookfest.org/Events/2017Events/WimbledonWindmillEvent.aspx

Just click on Book Now to get your tickets.

Join us as we celebrate the bicentenary of one of Wimbledon’s most iconic landmarks. Built in 1817, it came to the end of its working life in 1864. Having survived an attempt by Earl Spencer to demolish the mill, it was converted into living accommodation. Norman Plastow, founder of the Windmill Mus...

17/09/2017

We are looking for some visitors to take part in a focus group to help us improve our displays. Get in touch if you would like to take part. Free tea and cake!

COMMONS OPEN DAY, Sunday 10th SeptemberAs part of this popular annual event the Windmill Museum will be having free chil...
03/09/2017

COMMONS OPEN DAY, Sunday 10th September

As part of this popular annual event the Windmill Museum will be having free children's activities.

Visitors joining the Activity Day on Saturday
09/08/2017

Visitors joining the Activity Day on Saturday

Come and join us at the mill on Saturday, August 5th.
02/08/2017

Come and join us at the mill on Saturday, August 5th.

23/07/2017

SUNDAY 30th JULY - CLOSED

Sunday 30th is the Prudential Bike Ride through London. Parkside will be closed to traffic from 7.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m., making it impossible to reach the windmill by car.

As in previous years, we have reluctantly decided that the museum will not open, as it is too difficult for the five volunteer stewards to get there.

We offer our apologies - but do visit on the Saturday or the next weekend when we are having a family activities day on Saturday, 5th August.

Remember - entry is FREE every weekend!

01/07/2017

ERRATUM

Oops! It turns out that it was Peter Barker, not Peter Sallis, who made the voice recordings in the museum.

Apologies to both the late Peter Sallis, who we all loved for other reasons, and to Peter Barker who provided the wonderful BBC voice for the museum.

MERTON PARTNERSHIP VOLUNTEER AWARDSHere is a photo of our very proud Chairman, Asif Malik, receiving the Bronze award fo...
27/06/2017

MERTON PARTNERSHIP VOLUNTEER AWARDS

Here is a photo of our very proud Chairman, Asif Malik, receiving the Bronze award for volunteer involvement from the Mayor of Merton at the annual Merton Partnership award ceremony. Well done to Asif, who has made a notable contribution to the success of the museum since his appointment last year. And also of course, thanks must go to our loyal band of volunteers without whom the museum could not operate.

12/06/2017

Wimbledon Village Fair, Saturday, 17th June

Look out for our stall at the Fair! Come and say, 'Hello!'.

Address

Windmill Road
London
SW19 5NR

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 11/2 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. The 93 bus runs from Putney Bridge Station, via Wimbledon and Morden to North Cheam. Tramlink runs from Croydon to Wimbledon station with extensions to Beckenham, Elmers End and New Addington

Opening Hours

Saturday 14:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

020 8947 2825

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Comments

Such a lovely event! Victoria was extremely happy 😃
Wimbledon Chase Primary School had great fun building this ‘Wimbledon Bugmill’ insect hotel, celebrating the wonderful Wimbledon Windmill and Wimbledon tennis. It’s currently on show at RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival!
Morning, is there anything going over half term please?
A fond memory of my mother's family from 1935 with the windmill just visible in the top left. The orig. photo is only 2 inches across so hard to spot & tech. poor, so I'll remove if required.