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Shirley Windmill
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“open days”(8 reviews)
“guided tour”(6 reviews)
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
Postmill Close, Croydon CR0 5DY, England
+44 20 8406 4676
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Throughout the "tourist season", there are streams of visitors every Sunday afternoon. It seems to be a popular venue.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chiahou Z
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Fabulous spot. All maintained by enthusiastic volunteers who really know their stuff. A stay in Croydon is not complete unless you've been through the mill!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Good way to pass a couple of hours. The FREE tour takes you to the top of the windmill where you can see some of the features. staff are informative and know their stuff.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank D4S
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Although this could work for a day out, I don't think kids will be really interested in this sort of thing if you are thinking of taking the kids. However, if you are an adult, I think you will enjoy this throughly because it is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Frank H
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Strange to find a windmill in the middle of a housing estate, but even stranger I first got to know Shirley Windmill as part of my grammar school! Getting a chance to revisit and see how well it has been maintained is excellent. Not open...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BrianGibbs
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

This was a great way to pass a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon. The Friends of Shirley Windmill were very welcoming on this September open day. The guide, Jake, was brilliant - friendly and very knowledgeable and patient with the many questions asked...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank laceyfields
Tony S, Public Relations Manager at Shirley Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Many thanks for your kind words nice too know our efforts in bringing the Windmill to a larger audience are appreciated.

Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is a great windmill to visit on open days as the volunteers are so knowledgeable and engaging. Beautiful views and so well maintained.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank KarenLcroy
Reviewed 16 August 2018

I have been to many exotic places, and seen many of the Wonders of the World, but nothing - repeat NOTHING - tops my trip to the Croydon Windmill. I was only sorry the Earl of Croydon was not there at the time of my...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AGW500
Tony S, Public Relations Manager at Shirley Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Many thanks for your brilliant review

Reviewed 28 July 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 1 July 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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17 August 2016|
Response from JaneE857 | Reviewed this property |
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