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 2017

The mill is now closed for the rest of the year.
We had a very successful season in 2017, and the numbers of visitors were as follows:

Event Date Opening Times Number of Visitors
National Mills Day 15 May 12 noon – 5pm 116
Open Day 5 June 1pm – 5pm 128
Open Day 3 July 1pm – 5pm 129
Open Day 7 August 1pm – 5pm 175
Open Day 4 September 1pm – 5pm 172
London Open House Day 18 September 12 noon – 5pm 144
Open Day 2 October 1pm – 5pm 100
       

Including several special groups who came to the mill, the total number of visitors during the year was 1254.

Open Days in 2018

We hope to have a similar pattern of Open Days as those in 2017, opening first on National Mills Day in May, and then on the first Sunday of the month from June to October. We also hope to open on London Open House Day in September.

Please visit this website again in the New Year to check dates and times of our Open Days in 2018.
We look forward to welcoming you to the mill.

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.

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.

Accessibility

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.