Wimbledon Windmill Museum

Wimbledon Windmill Museum

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  • Education
  • Museums / heritage

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Wimbledon Windmill, in the heart of Wimbledon Common, has for many years housed a museum of windmills.  The museum is run entirely by volunteers and provides free entry to visitors. Several thousand visitors every year learn about the history of Wimbledon Common and the construction and operation of windmills.

The museum also has an educational remit, and provides guided visits to school and adult groups, linking in with the National Curriculum.  


In the museum there are a range of exhibits illustrating the development of English windmills through the centuries.  There are examples of tools, agricultural implements and windmill machinery and demonstrations of the grinding of corn.  Local history relating to the windmill and Wimbledon Common is also illustrated.

As well as educational guided group visits, a number of special openings and family activity days are arranged each year.  The windmill is a much loved icon of Wimbledon and becomes the focal point for a Carol Concert each Christmas. 

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