Wimbledon Windmill Museum
The Wimbledon Windmill Museum offers the consummate history of windmills and milling, itself a working windmill between 1816 and 1864. It covers a history going as far back as ancient Persia and Greece through to the present day. The museum itself opened in 1976 and was able to extend to both floors of the building once a Lottery Grant provided the funds needed in 1999.
The first floor focuses the exhibition on the construction of windmills, while the floor above goes into more detail on how they work and the milling process. The first floor is where children get the chance to turn a few wheels and produce some flour using some of the more traditional methods. Stepping into the windmill is like entering another time zone, providing a fascinating insight into a bygone age.
Adult : £2.00
Child : £1.00
Senior Citizen: £1.00