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Brixton Windmill is now closed for the winter. It will reopen for public tours at the end of March 2017.
Brixton Windmill is 200 years old in 2016! You can see videos of several bicentenary events on our YouTube channel, including one of National Mills Weekend 2016, when we dressed the common sails in sailcloth designed and printed by Eley Kishimoto, our creative ambassador for the year.
Brixton Windmill is a tangible reminder to all Londoners of the close links that the capital had with agriculture and food production.
Our image gallery includes a collection of photos of Brixton Windmill before, during and after restoration, as well as events in Windmill Gardens
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.
We are delighted that, in the year of Brixton Windmill's bicentenary, Lambeth Council has approved the expenditure of £360,000 for the construction of an education centre in Windmill Gardens.
Under the plan, the Friends will be granted a three-year lease to run and maintain the centre. This will allow us to maintain and expand our very successful education programme with local schools and beyond, as well as developing milling and other activities to provide an income to safeguard the future of Brixton Windmill.
We will continue to work with Clearview Consulting to apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a Resilient Heritage grant to recruit a centre manager.
Squire & Partners, the architects who worked with the Friends, Lambeth Council and Clearview Consulting as part of the first stage design, will be continuing with the overall design and build of the education centre subject to planning consent.This is anticipated for the end of November / early December 2016.
We will publish further updates here as they occur.