Shirley Windmill Open Day

Shirley Windmill Open Day

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Free

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Shirley Windmill

Postmill Close

Croydon

CR0 5DY

United Kingdom

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Restored to almost working order. Entry to Windmill by Guided Tour Only. Please note disabled access only to ground floor.

About this event

One of only four windmills open to the public in Greater London, Shirley Windmill is a Tower Mill, built in 1854 by Richard Alwen to replace an earlier (1808) timber post-mill on this site, lost by fire. It ceased working in about 1890, but most of the original machinery, including its two pairs of millstones, is still in place, and has recently been restored, so there is a lot to see.

One of the last windmills to be built in this country, this fascinating piece of industrial archaeology is opened to visitors regularly in the summer months. It is a great place to visit for young and old alike as it is virtually complete, and thus the story of milling flour in Victorian times can be easily understood. You are sure to receive a warm welcome when you visit this interesting part of Croydon’s history, so why not come along and see for yourself?

We continue to operate the guided tours in a manner to maintain the safety and comfort of our guides and visitors. If you are feeling unwell or displaying Corona Virus symptoms please do not attend.

Please only book a ticket if you can attend if you cannot attend PLEASE cancel your ticket on Eventbrite at least 24 hours beforehand to free it up for someone else. Spaces are limited and can be over-subscribed.

Please arrive promptly at the start time of your ticket, your tour will start at that time. (Please note we may not be able to accommodate latecomers as the tours operate on a strict timetable).

Face Masks are worn at your discretion when inside the Mill you will be in a relatively enclosed space, especially on the top floor, and in proximity to other people.

Maximum of 10 people per tour.

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