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Brixton Windmill is currently closed for the winter. It will reopen for public visits at the end of March 2017.
For school visits, please see Learning.
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.
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. You will be asked to sign in on the ground floor.
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, health concerns or don’t like heights or climbing ladders, you may also prefer to remain on the ground or first floor. Please tell the guide or steward if you think you may have problems.
We hope you enjoy your visit!
Brixton Windmill is open for tours on the following days in 2016. We also list special events in the park throughout the year.
Saturday 9 April
Sunday 10 April: Also Guided walk
Monday 2 May: Brixton beer and bread festival (windmill closed)
Saturday 14 May: National Mills Weekend
Sunday 15 May: National Mills Weekend and guided walk
Saturday 11 June
Sunday 12 June: Also guided walk
Sunday 26 June: Windmill parade and festival (windmill closed)
Saturday 9 July
Sunday 10 July: Also guided walk
Saturday 8 October
Sunday 9 October: Also guided walk
Sunday 30 October: Hallowe'en storytelling (windmill closed)
Look out for more info on these events on our blog.
The windmill is situated in a small park called Windmill Gardens.
West end of Blenheim Gardens
Off Brixton Hill
45, 59, 109, 118, 133, 159, 250 and 333. Alight at Blenheim Gardens. (Coming from Brixton tube station, it's the third stop.)
Brixton 1 mile; Brixton Underground (Victoria line) 1 mile; Clapham North (Northern line) 1.2 miles; Streatham Hill 1.2 miles.
The windmill is situated one mile south of Brixton on the A23, off Brixton Hill. There is no on-site parking. You can park on Blenheim Gardens but from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.30pm you have to buy a ticket from the machine (currently £3 an hour, maximum four hours) unless you have a valid permit. Parking at other times is free. If you are using satnav, the postcode is SW2 5EU.
View local cycle routes on the Transport for London or Cycle Streets websites. From central London take the CS7 (City to Merton) route. Exit at Stockwell Road or Bedford Road at Clapham North.