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Muscari at Brixton WIndmill

Image: Owen Llewellyn

A unique mill in the heart of London

"Beautifully restored - reminds me of childhood visits to East Anglian windmills". Paul Crowley, visitor

Brixton Windmill is 200 years old in 2016! To celebrate the occasion, we will be holding special events throughout the year. 

  • On 14 May as part of National Mills Weekend we dressed the common sails in sailcloth designed and printed by Eley Kishimoto, our creative ambassador for 2016. The video below by Nick Weedon shows the sails being hoisted and taken down.

  • Our first Beer and Bread Festival on 2 May was a huge success, captured in this video by Nick Weedon.

  • On Saturday 4 June we are holding our first ever open air film show - Moulin Rouge! directed by Baz Luhrmann. Come in fancy dress inspired by 1900s bohemian Paris for the chance to win a prize presented by Wakako Kishimoto of Eley Kishimoto.
  • Throughout 2016 we will be publishing a series of articles covering the history of Brixton Windmill in 16 objects. Timed to coincide with the display of our new fabric designed by Eley Kishimoto, the second article is about sailcloth.
  • A new guidebook covering the structure of the windmill and its 200-year history is available on all our open days.
  • Free tai chi classes are still running every Saturday, 11am-12pm. No experience required.
  • Read about our training session for volunteer millers, when the stones in Brixton Windmill ground flour for the first time in 80 years. The video below was shot by London Live, who sent a camera crew to record the momentous occasion!

We now have our own YouTube channel, where you can see other videos about Brixton Windmill.

Brixton Windmill and heritage wheat

© Nick Weedon

Brixton Windmill is a tangible reminder to all Londoners of the close links that the capital had with agriculture and food production.

Mural painting in Windmill Gardens

Our image gallery includes a collection of photos of Brixton Windmill before, during and after restoration, as well as events in Windmill Gardens

Educational visits Find out more about our education programme of school visits

Friends of Windmill Gardens

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The Friends of Windmill Gardens is a local residents' group that holds regular events in the park and provides volunteer guides for visits to the windmill.

  • Get involved as a volunteer
  • Catch up with the latest on our blog
  • Support us by becoming a member
  • See photos of our activities on Flickr

The Friends of Windmill Gardens were formed in 2003 to raise the profile of Brixton Windmill and campaign for its restoration. Now the mill is working again, we are helping to educate visitors and improve the surrounding park.