Tour bookings open one month in advance.
On a full tour you will climb to the top of Brixton Windmill with one of our volunteer guides. You will see the original wind-powered machinery and find out how it was once used to make stoneground flour. You will also hear the intriguing story of the Ashby family and why they created “two mills in one”.
Because of the restricted space inside the windmill, the number of people that can go on a full tour is limited to three adults or two adults and two children. This means that tours can be booked up very quickly. Tour booking opens one month before the tour date.
If you are unable to book a full tour you can go on a short tour. Here you will visit the first floor of Brixton Windmill to see the millstones that our volunteer millers use to grind flour. These are the same stones installed by the Ashby family in 1902, when they were powered by steam – now they run on electricity. No booking required.
Despite reminders, some people who book the full tour do not turn up on the day. In this case we offer the places to visitors who have turned up for short tours. If we get cancellations we advertise these on Twitter @brixtonwindmill.
When you book a ticket we will only use your contact details to send you reminders for your visit to Brixton Windmill. We will not pass your information on to anyone else.
For more visitor information, including health and safety information, see Plan your visit.