Visiting Shirley Windmill

Shirley Windmill is located in Postmill Close, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 5DY, about 2 miles from East Croydon station.
For maps and travel information, please see our finding us page.

Open Days in 2024

Please Note: These dates are provisional and subject to change, due to a possible shortage of volunteers. Please check this page again just before you visit us.

We are hoping to have another full Open Day season again this year.

Event Date Opening Times
National Mills Day 12 May 12 noon – 5pm
Open Day 2 June 12 noon – 5pm
Open Day 7 July 12 noon – 5pm
Open Day 4 August 12 noon – 5pm
Open Day 1 September 12 noon – 5pm
London Open House Day 15 September 12 noon – 5pm
Open Day 6 October 12 noon – 5pm

The last guided tour of the day starts at 4pm — visitors are advised to come early to avoid disappointment!

From time to time, special events for visitors to enjoy are arranged by The Friends of Shirley Windmill. They are also pleased to arrange group visits to the mill for those who are unable to attend on normal Open Days.

We look forward to welcoming you to the mill!

Guided tours

Visitors to the mill are given a full guided tour covering the history, operation and principal features of Shirley Windmill. The tour takes between 45–60 minutes to complete, though this can vary, depending largely on the agility of the group — and the number of questions they fire at their guide!

After the tour, visitors can relax and enjoy their refreshments from our Visitor Centre in convivial surroundings on our little “village green” around the mill.


There are steep stairs to climb in the mill, so visitors must be able to manage these without undue difficulty, though there is plenty to see on the Ground Floor too, for those unable to climb stairs. “Sensible” shoes are best, and long skirts are not recommended.

Admission charges

There is no charge for visitors, though donations to help with the Friends’ expenses are welcome.