Restoration is officially completed – book a guided tour of the windmill

Good news – practical completion of the restoration of Brixton Windmill was signed off (at last!) on Wednesday 17 August. All certification is in place and we are on target to open the windmill for free public visits and guided tours from Sunday September 11.

If you would like a guided tour to all floors of Brixton Windmill you must book in advance. If you just turn up when the windmill is open for public visits you may have to queue and you will only be able to go to the first floor of the beautifully restored Brixton Windmill.

Details of when and how to book plus important information that you should read before coming to Brixton Windmill can be found below.

We are really looking forward to meeting you on one of the following open days at Brixton Windmill:

Sunday 11 September 2-4pm
Saturday 17 September 1-4pm
Sunday 18 September 1-4pm This is also the day of our Windmill Festival so there will be music and stalls and other extra attractions in Windmill Gardens park.
Saturday 1 October 2-4pm
Sunday 9 October 2-4pm

Important information about visiting Brixton Windmill and how to book your guided tour

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. If you would like to go on a tour of the building you will need to book this in advance. We cannot guarantee entry on the day if you have not booked.

Please email: lrigg@lambeth.gov.uk or ring 020 7926 6056 to book a place. Bookings open on 30 August 2011.

Tours are free.

We love to welcome visitors to Brixton Windmill, and we hope you will enjoy learning about this unique building. As well as telling you about the windmill and its history, our guides and stewards are also there to ensure your safety – so please stay with them and listen to their advice and instructions to help get the most from your visit.

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.

To keep up to date with everything that is happening at Brixton Windmill check our website www.brixtonwindmill.org or enter your email address in the Email Subscription box on the righthand column of this page to receive an email alert when a new post is published on this blog.

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