"What does this bit do?" (photo by Owen Llewellyn)
Brixton Windmill will finally be reopening its doors to visitors on Sunday 11 September, 2-4pm.
Don’t forget that if you want to see the whole windmill, going right up to the top floor, you must book a guided tour in advance. Each tour lasts for 30 minutes and is restricted to four visitors – so book now to guarantee your place, by ringing 020 7926 6056 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also taking bookings for the following weekend (17 and 18 September), when Brixton Windmill will be open slightly longer hours as part of Open House Weekend.
If you don’t book in advance, you may have to queue to get in, and you will only be allowed up as far as the first floor.
As a former industrial building, Brixton Windmill has potential dangers, including steep ladders, low beams and heavy machinery. It’s also a very small space, so the number of visitors at any one time is restricted.
Children are very welcome, but because of the steep ladders they are not allowed to go above the first floor if they are less than 1.2m tall. They must be able to climb the stairs by themselves. Babies and young children cannot be carried.
If you have mobility problems, medical conditions or don’t like heights or climbing ladders, you may also prefer to remain on the ground or first floor.
We’re very excited about Brixton Windmill reopening, and we look forward to showing you around this unique building!