Visiting

The windmill is situated in a small park, Windmill Gardens, at the west end of Blenheim Gardens, off Brixton Hill, London SW2.

Nearest railway station: Brixton or Streatham Hill
Nearest Underground station: Brixton
Buses: 45, 59, 109, 118, 133, 159, 250, 333 – alight at Blenheim Gardens bus stop on Brixton Hill.

Opening times
Brixton Windmill will be open on the following days in 2011, from 2pm to 4pm:
Sunday 11 September
Saturday 1 October
Sunday 9 October

In addition, Brixton Windmill will be open for Open House weekend on
Saturday 17 September from 1-4pm and
Sunday 18 September from 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.

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.

Friends of Windmill Gardens
The Friends of Windmill Gardens is a local residents’ group established in 2003. Our aim is to restore the windmill and to transform the surrounding park into an area that will be valued by all the local community.

Flamenco dancerWith the support of Lambeth Council, the Friends were successful in bidding for money from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2010 to restore the windmill.

The grant of nearly £400,000 has been used to:
– restore the interior to make it accessible to the public
– provide a programme of educational activities.

For more details, see Friends of Windmill Gardens.

Friends of Windmill Gardens is a registered charity, no. 1121790

 

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