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Tour of the Wimbledon Windmill Museum

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Wimbledon Windmill Museum

Windmill Road

London

SW19 5NR

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Grab this opportunity for an out-of-season tour of the museum of windmills and wind power in this iconic building on Wimbledon Common.

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Wimbledon Windmill has been a distinctive landmark since it was built in 1817 to serve the local community. However it only operated until 1864, when the machinery was removed and it was converted to residential accommodation.

The museum has exhibits for both young and old, covering windmills and milling as well as local history and the Scouting movement. When the museum was opened in 1976 on the first floor only, the ground floor was still being used as accommodation for the Wimbledon Common Rangers. However a Heritage Lottery Grant enabled the museum to be extended to both floors in 1999.

The ground floor exhibits relate mainly to the development and construction of windmills, whereas the first floor exhibits explain in more detail how the windmill worked and how grain was milled to produce flour.

On the first floor there are opportunities for children to try their hand at milling some flour of their own using methods from the past. There is a saddle stone, a mortar and a hand quern, and a supply of grain is provided for children to use.

The museum also has a display of Scouting memorabilia, commemorating the writing of part of 'Scouting for Boys' by Robert Baden-Powell in the nearby Mill House in 1908.

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Wimbledon Windmill Museum

Windmill Road

London

SW19 5NR

United Kingdom

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