08.04.2015
11:15

Wimbledon Windmill Museum

Address:

Windmill Road, Wimbledon Common, London SW19 5NR

Phone:

020 8788 7655

Website:

www.wimbledonwindmill.org.uk

Opening times:

April–Oct Sat 14:00–17:00, Sun and bank holidays 11:00–17:00

How to get there:

Tube: Wimbledon (then bus 93)

Entry fee:

Admission charge

On the northern edge of Wimbledon common is the old village windmill, formerly one of many, built in 1817 by a local carpenter, Charles March. It is the only hollow-post flour-mill remaining in this country. In the 1860s it was converted into cottages and has undergone several restorations, in the 1890s, 1950s and most recently in 1999, when its sails were restored to working order. Original machinery is on show, and scale models of different types of mill. It was here that Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the international scouting movement, wrote Scouting for Boys (1908).

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