Wimbledon Windmill Museum

Wimbledon Windmill
Address:
Wimbledon Road
Wimbledon Common
London
SW19 5NR

Opening Times:

In 2011 the Museum will be open from Saturday 26th March until Sunday 30th October as follows:

Saturdays: 2 pm to 5 pm
Sundays: 11 am to 5 pm
Bank Holiday Mondays (but not Fridays): 11 am to 5 pm

The museum is open for educational and other group visits throughout the year




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Description:

No visit to Wimbledon Common is complete without also calling in at the Windmill Museum. There is interest for all ages, children and adults alike. And if you don't have time for the full tour, visit the shop for postcards, books, souvenirs and even Wombles!


The Windmill has been a distinctive landmark since it was built in 1817 to serve the local community. However it only operated until 1864, when the machinery was removed and it was converted to residential accommodation.

Today the sails have been restored to working order and the building houses a fascinating museum of windmills, with exhibits on rural life and local history.

The museum also has a display of Scouting memorabilia, commemorating the writing of part of 'Scouting for Boys' by Robert Baden-Powell in the Mill House in 1908.



Contact Details:
Tel: 020 8947 2825
wimbledonwindmill@gmail.com


Learning Programmes:

Find out about windmills and how they work and experience hands on flour making. School visits are welcome and we can cater for all age groups. We provide direct teaching using qualified staff. 



Specialisms:

History of Milling

Mechanics of wind and water power




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