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. 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

Operating as usual

16/08/2021
Heritage and Local Studies

Would you like to learn more about the history of Merton Council and Wimbledon? We'll be joined by many other brilliant organisations at the Merton Heritage Discovery Day on 21 August. To find out more visit the website and order your free tickets on Eventbrite https://libraries.merton.gov.uk/client/en_GB/merton/?rm=HERITAGE+AND+L0%7C%7C%7C1%7C%7C%7C0%7C%7C%7Ctrue

Merton Libraries offer a wide range of services that promote reading development, health, lifelong learning and community cohesion in a fun, welcoming and friendly environment.

Due to Covid 19 we will remain closed for the rest of the season. We are a small museum, relying exclusively on voluntee...
12/08/2021

Due to Covid 19 we will remain closed for the rest of the season.

We are a small museum, relying exclusively on volunteers to open the Windmill and greet our visitors. Given the enclosed nature of the space and health and safety being our primary concern, the Trustees have decided that we cannot open at this time.

We plan to open normally in 2022 and will of course keep everyone up to date via our website and social media.

Due to Covid 19 we will remain closed for the rest of the season.

We are a small museum, relying exclusively on volunteers to open the Windmill and greet our visitors. Given the enclosed nature of the space and health and safety being our primary concern, the Trustees have decided that we cannot open at this time.

We plan to open normally in 2022 and will of course keep everyone up to date via our website and social media.

The final film from Wimbledon and Putney Commons film festival looks at how this unique environment can support all of u...
30/07/2021
7 OUR FUTURE - PROTECTING THE COMMONS

The final film from Wimbledon and Putney Commons film festival looks at how this unique environment can support all of us in reducing carbon emissions.

We hope you've enjoyed the films we've been sharing this week. More details of the masterplan will be shared soon.

We finish our series of short films by looking to the future – of the Commons and of our planet. Find out about how our peat bogs can help tackle climate cha...

Have you found Wimbledon and Putney Commons a haven during lockdown? Today's video from the Commons mini-festival is exa...
29/07/2021
DIGITAL MINI FILM FESTIVAL – FILM 6 - A LOCKDOWN HAVEN

Have you found Wimbledon and Putney Commons a haven during lockdown? Today's video from the Commons mini-festival is exactly about that! Tune in on YouTube to find out more.

Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and National Lottery players, Wimbledon and Putney Commons secured vital funding in 2019 to develop a masterplan...

Today's film from Wimbledon and Putney Commons is all about the Windmill 👏Take a trip inside this icon of Wimbledon Comm...
27/07/2021
4 Windmill trim

Today's film from Wimbledon and Putney Commons is all about the Windmill 👏
Take a trip inside this icon of Wimbledon Common with our Chairman Asif Malik.

We are continuing to share Wimbledon and Putney Commons Digital Film Festival.Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fu...
26/07/2021
FIlm 3 NATURE - An Array of Natural Habitats

We are continuing to share Wimbledon and Putney Commons Digital Film Festival.

Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and National Lottery players, Wimbledon and Putney Commons secured vital funding to develop a masterplan to help sustain and conserve this unspoilt landscape, ensuring that future generations can enjoy the beauty, nature and heritage of the Commons. These films celebrate the masterplan and give an insight into all the Commons has to offer to visitors.

Film 3, launched today, explores the Commons’ incredible habitats with Conservation and Engagement Officer, Peter Haldane.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frVP3e7FxUw

Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and National Lottery players, Wimbledon and Putney Commons secured vital funding in 2019 to develop a masterplan...

Explore the rich history of Wimbledon and Putney Commons in Day 2 of the Commons short film festival exploring different...
25/07/2021
2 HISTORY

Explore the rich history of Wimbledon and Putney Commons in Day 2 of the Commons short film festival exploring different elements of what makes Wimbledon and Putney Commons so unique.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSs3xw7pbPo

Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and National Lottery players, Wimbledon and Putney Commons secured vital funding in 2019 to develop a masterplan...

We are delighted to be sharing a series of short films, each telling a different story of Wimbledon and Putney Commons.T...
24/07/2021
The Commons - An Introduction

We are delighted to be sharing a series of short films, each telling a different story of Wimbledon and Putney Commons.

Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and National Lottery players, Wimbledon and Putney Commons secured vital funding in 2019 to develop a masterplan to help sustain and conserve this unspoilt landscape. The masterplan will ensure that future generations can enjoy the beauty, nature and heritage of this slice of countryside in the city.

The team at Wimbledon and Putney Commons have been working with consultants, Barker Langham, landscape architects MRG Studio, architects IF_DO and Barry Stow, to devise a masterplan that will protect this precious wilderness for our visitors and the flora and fauna that live here. The commitment of everyone involved in this project has resulted in a masterplan that will pull together all the vital strands: landscape and heritage conservation, visitor experience, accessibility and facilities, and also takes in development of the iconic Wimbledon Windmill Museum. A public consultation on the masterplan will be undertaken later this year.

This year marks the Commons’ 150th anniversary and the Commons' unique history is clear to see. The Keepers still patrol on horseback, golfers still adhere to the old byelaw of wearing red, and the site is scattered with built heritage from bronze-age earth works to war memorials.

But a century and a half after their foundation, the true value of the Commons has never been more apparent. The Commons have been a lifeline for local people during the Covid-19 pandemic. They are a place to walk, run, meet, escape, explore and breathe – and people need that more than ever.

Tune in to our channels every day this week for a new film about the Commons.

We are delighted to launch an exciting series of short films, each telling a different story of Wimbledon and Putney Commons - and the people who love them. ...

Did you spot Wimbledon Windmilll on @bbccountryfile this evening? Fantastic to see all the great work of @wimbledonputne...
04/07/2021

Did you spot Wimbledon Windmilll on @bbccountryfile this evening? Fantastic to see all the great work of @wimbledonputneycommons tonight on @bbcone

#tvtonight #wimbledoncommon #wimbledonvillage

Did you spot Wimbledon Windmilll on @bbccountryfile this evening? Fantastic to see all the great work of @wimbledonputneycommons tonight on @bbcone

#tvtonight #wimbledoncommon #wimbledonvillage

04/07/2021

We might not be physically opening this weekend but we’re pleased to unveil our new fully interactive virtual tour now live on our website (link in bio).

Developed with iTours360 and students at Cardiff University this detailed tour of Wimbledon Windmill Museum covers both levels of the museum and all the displays.

#museumfromhome #wimbledonwindmill #tours #virtualtours

15/06/2021

With regret the Trustees of Wimbledon Windmill have taken the decision to postpone the museums reopening. The safety of our volunteers and visitors is of the upmost priority. Our provisional new opening date is early August.

We thank you for your continued support and we are sorry to not be opening sooner. Follow us for updates.

We are delighted to announce that we’ll be reopening to visitors from Saturday 3 July for the summer season with our usu...
01/06/2021

We are delighted to announce that we’ll be reopening to visitors from Saturday 3 July for the summer season with our usual opening hours. A huge thank you to everyone that has supported the Windmill over the past year. We wouldn’t be reopening without your support. Stay tuned for more announcements soon!
#wimbledon #wimbledonwindmill #smallmuseums

We are delighted to announce that we’ll be reopening to visitors from Saturday 3 July for the summer season with our usual opening hours. A huge thank you to everyone that has supported the Windmill over the past year. We wouldn’t be reopening without your support. Stay tuned for more announcements soon!
#wimbledon #wimbledonwindmill #smallmuseums

13/04/2021

Being a registered charity, we are looking for a new Treasurer to manage our financial affairs in line with good practice and in accordance with our governing document and legal requirements. The Treasurer will report to the board of trustees at regular intervals about the financial health of the organisation and will ensure that effective financial measures, controls and procedures are in place, and are appropriate for the charity.

As Treasurer you will use your skills and experience to contribute to our strategic future and act as an ambassador for all aspects of our work.

There is no need to have trustee experience to apply, but a keen desire to support our work is essential. This is a volunteer role.

If you are interested please email: [email protected]

03/07/2020

We are very pleased, like many other renowned organisations, to join forces with Remember A Charity in encouraging more people to leave a charitable gift in their will. Not only will this be of inestimable value to their chosen causes but there can be tangible tax benefits too. If you would like more information then please follow this link:

10/06/2020

A big thank you to all of those kind people who supported us by donating so generously to our emergency appeal: we have managed to raise over £8,000!
We have been overwhelmed by the spirit of generosity shown towards our cherished windmill. As we have reached our target and now have sufficient funds to meet our fixed costs in 2020, the Crowdfunder appeal is now closed.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR AMAZING SUPPORT!

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.

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!

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!

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

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One from the archives...
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.