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We will be launching the 2021 programme at 12pm on 11 August 2021

  • Wheat growing at Brixton Windmill
  • Path to Brixton Windmill
  • Spring in Windmill Gardens
  • Newly restored stone floor
  • Newly refurbished sails
  • Sunset at Brixton Windmill
  • Modular mill grinding flour
  • Kids Club visit
  • Brixton Windmill Centre
  • Brixton Windmill Centre

Brixton Windmill

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place
Windmill Gardens, west end of Blenheim Gardens, SW2 5DA
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Family activities during open house festival, Bookshop, Refreshments, Toilets

Travel Information

subway
Nearest tube: Brixton
train
Nearest train: Streatham Hill, Brixton, Herne Hill
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Bus routes: 45, 59, 109, 118, 133, 159, 250, 333, 137
One of very few windmills in London. Built 1816 when Brixton Hill was open fields and a working mill until 1934. Restored to working order 2011.

Events

Saturday 11th September
Free Guided Tour of the Windmill
schedule Time: 1pm to 5pm
group Capacity: 6
Booking Required: https://www.brixtonwindmill.org/product/book-brixton-windmill-tour/ Last Entry: 16:30 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. You will not be able to carry babies and young children on the stairs. 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.
Sunday 12th September
Harvest Festival at Brixton Windmill
schedule Time: 1pm to 5pm
group Capacity: 150
The event will be an afternoon at Brixton Windmill and Brixton Windmill Centre celebrating the harvest of our own-grown heritage wheat to be milled at Brixton Windmill. The event will have an international focus, looking at how wheat is present all around the world and integral to almost all cuisines, forming the foundations the language of food across cultures. By celebrating the different uses of wheat across all cultures, we will be exploring the make up of our local population and hoping to break down any perceived or physical barriers to community engagement and interaction, especially where English is a second language. By looking at food in the home and traditions in preparing food, the event will be intergenerational, collecting recipes and stories from the kitchen from older residents and capturing new ideas from children and young people. There will be an ideas board, mini baking workshops in the centre's catering kitchen, and stalls from local food vendors showcasing their wheat based produce.
Free Guided Tour of the Windmill
schedule Time: 1pm to 5pm
group Capacity: 6
Booking Required:https://www.brixtonwindmill.org/product/book-brixton-windmill-tour/ Last Entry: 16:30Children 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. You will not be able to carry babies and young children on the stairs. 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.

Design

Original design
Unknown, 1816
Type
Community/cultural, Industrial
Period
Georgian