Book a Windmill Tour
On a tour of Brixton Windmill you will see two sets of millstones – the original wind-powered machinery, and the smaller stones installed by the Ashby family in 1902 that were driven by steam. Now they run on electricity and are used by our volunteer millers to produce Brixton Windmill flour.
The tour takes 30 minutes, and you must book in advance.
All tours are accompanied by a trained guide. For a full tour to the top floor you need to be able to climb narrow stairs. For visitors with disabilities we aim to deliver as much interpretation as possible from the ground floor.
For safety reasons, children less than 1.2 metres tall are not allowed in the windmill. Children younger than 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Because of the limited space inside the windmill and government guidelines on social distancing, restrictions may apply during your visit. You will need to bring and wear your own face mask. Hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities are available. Please follow NHS advice on the coronavirus and do not attend if you have symptoms or are in a high-risk group.
See more information below.
How to book
First select a date, and a series of time slots will appear, showing the number of places available. Time slots in red are sold out. Select a time slot with places still available, choose the number of tickets, then click Book now.
Bookings open 30 days in advance.
If there are no places available for a full tour, we also run ‘turn up and go’ short tours throughout the afternoon on our open weekends.
See the internal workings on the first floor of the original mill, along with the now electric powered millstones and hear the fascinating story of the family who once owned the windmill. Booking is not required for short tours but be aware that entry is not guaranteed and you may have to queue. Under current restrictions a total of 4 adults + 2 children are admitted to this tour. Children need to be able to climb the stairs unaided. Tours last 20 minutes. Last entry is 20 minutes before closing time.
When you book a ticket we will use your contact details to send you reminders for your visit to Brixton Windmill. If someone who visits Brixton Windmill at the same time as you later tests positive for Covid-19, we will also share your contact information with NHS Test and Trace up to 21 days after your visit. If you do not want your details shared for this purpose, you can choose to opt out, and we will not share your information with NHS Test and Trace.
For more visitor information, including health and safety information, see Plan your visit.