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Great local history

So good to learn more about the history of our area from a group of enthusiastic volunteers. Lots... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2018
ruthj196
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London, United Kingdom
Hidden gem!

This is a really great place! Very interesting tour by Lois who engaged with everyone in the group... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
jasperlf123
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Restored almost to working condition Windmill.Souvenirs and refreshments available. For Open Days and further information please see our website.Open on Mills Day in May and Open House/City London in September see web site for details, and on the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Postmill Close, Croydon CR0 5DY, England
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

So good to learn more about the history of our area from a group of enthusiastic volunteers. Lots of steps to climb so not the best for the very young or very old!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ruthj196
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

This is a really great place! Very interesting tour by Lois who engaged with everyone in the group - young and old! The tour was almost an hour and I was a bit worried my 8 and 6 year old would get a bit bored...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

I went there with some friends. I enjoyed the experience and the volunteer staff are very knowledgeable. We did have to climb a lot of stairs which are steep - but that is a part of the learning experience. **You should be aware of this...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Natalie P
Reviewed May 4, 2018

One of four surviving windmills in the Greater London area. The friends of Shirley windmill hold open days a few times a year and you can go inside the mill - well worth doing.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank LizinKL
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Good for family visit during summer months with a guided tour and lecture about windmills in general.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Charles C
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

The windmill is in fantastic condition and a little gem tucked into a residential close. Quite a feature for the residents. It wasn’t open to view inside when we visited but I have seen that on a previous visit and that is really worth seeing.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank peebles57
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit. It is important to be proud of our heritage. Staff volunteers are friendly, and welcoming. Stairs are tight so if you have mobility issues perhaps avoid.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Richard J
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely place at summer and the small cafe provides really nice cakes and tea. There is a guided tour of the windmill at certain times although you can go around independently.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank umeshlennard
Tony S, General Manager at Shirley Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

As stated on the Website entry to the windmill is by way of guided tours ony, you can on other days walk around the outside of the mill. Many thanks four your 5* review

Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Be very careful . Even though no yellow lines and free parking residents on that Street don't like people visiting the windmill and key your car's then post about it on Facebook saying they don't like visitors .cost me £350

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Lisa G
Tony S, General Manager at Shirley Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Sorry to hear that you car was keyed for parking I assume in Post mill Close.However we do put notices up at the entrance to Post Mill Close saying "Residents Parking Only"

Reviewed December 22, 2017

Fascinating to see a windmill right in the middle of a residential area. Interesting mill, and good guidance from the volunteers.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mei R
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The Windmill is open on the first Sunday of every month through to October and on the London Open House weekend. I think it's open from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm and the tours go fairly regularly and last about an hour. If you... More
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