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Museum opening times

The museum is run entirely by volunteers so opening times are normally limited to weekends.

In 2009 the Museum will be open
from Saturday 28th March until Sunday 25th October as follows:

    Saturdays  2 pm to 5 pm
    Sundays   11 am to 5 pm
    Public holidays (excluding Good Friday) 11 am to 5 pm

    A small charge is made for admission:
    Adults £2
    Children £1
    Concessions £1
    Family Ticket
    (up to 2 adults and 4 children) £5

The museum is open for Educational and other Group Visits throughout the year by appointment - telephone 020 8947 2825. The charge is only £2 per head with a minimum of £25. Guided tours and direct teaching are provided and Teacher’s Notes are available in advance.

How to get there

Wimbledon Windmill is situated at the end of Windmill Road on Wimbledon Common. By road it is just off the A219, which runs between Wimbledon and Putney Town Centres. It is close to the A3 (Kingston-by-pass) which joins up with the A219 at the Tibbetts Corner roundabout. Windmill Road is about half way between Wimbledon and Putney and the turn off is marked with a white on brown sign. The postcode is SW19 5NR.

There is free parking space for 300 cars.

By public transport the nearest stations are Wimbledon (District Line, Tram Link and main line trains) and Putney (main line) or East Putney (District Line). The stations are each about 11/2 miles from the windmill and the walk is up-hill but the 93 bus links Wimbledon and Putney town centres with a stop at Windmill Road.

The 93 bus runs from Putney Bridge Station, via Wimbledon and Morden to North Cheam.

Tramlink runs from Croydon to Wimbledon station with extensions to Beckenham, Elmers End and New Addington

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Parking and Facilities

The Windmill Museum is fortunate in having a large car park immediately adjoining. There is space for 300 cars so it is only on exceptionally busy days that there is any problem finding somewhere to park. The car park will also accommodate coaches for school and group visits.
Adjoining the car park are toilet facilities and the café or Windmill Tea Room. There is not much to say about the toilets except that by the entrance to the Windmill there is a special facility for wheelchair users. This is opened using a RADAR key and if you do not have one a key may be obtained from the Clerk and Ranger’s office around the corner (look for the tall radio mast).
The café is run independently from the Windmill Museum and is open every day from about 10 am to 5 pm.* It has an extensive menu covering everything from snacks to full meals.
The telephone number for the Windmill Tea Room is 020 8788 2910.

Disabled access

Access to the museum is somewhat limited because this was a working windmill and windmills were not designed to accommodate wheelchairs. However we do our best.
A hard path has been laid from the road to the door of the windmill and there is a small lay-by so that cars can drop off passengers before entering the car park.
Access to the first floor is only by means of a staircase and the tower is only accessible by means of a ladder! On the ground floor there are the displays of working models, woodworking tools and the video room where the history and working of windmills is explained.
The Video Room is provided with a loop system for visitors with hearing aids.
Captions and explanations throughout the museum are in large print and there are spoken commentaries explaining the working of the millstones and life in the windmill in the 19th century.
Adjoining the windmill is a toilet facility for wheelchair users which is opened using a RADAR key. If you do not have one a key may be obtained from the Clerk and Ranger’s office around the corner (look for the tall radio mast).
Adjoining the Clerk and Ranger’s office is the Information Centre which is wheelchair friendly, see Information Centre
Because the Commons are kept as natural as possible wheelchair access can be difficult but if you wish to explore there is a wheelchair friendly Nature Trail starting near the car park with hard surface paths and wide bridges forming a circular route. Details, including a guide booklet, are available from the office.

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To get in touch please email postmaster@wimbledonwindmillmuseum.org.uk