Built in 1816 and in service until 1934, Brixton Windmill reopened to the public in 2011, after undergoing a £600,000 restoration. The Windmill holds open days throughout the year. Visitors are reminded that, as a former industrial building, there are potential dangers to visiting the site, including steep ladders, low beams and heavy machinery. It's also a small space, so the number of visitors at any one time is restricted. Children are welcome but because of the steep ladders, they are not allowed to go above the first floor if they are less than 1.2 metres tall. On open days there are short tours of the building, which don't require booking, and longer tours with access to the upper floors, which must be booked in advance
Brixton Windmill is now closed for the winter. It will reopen again for public tours at Easter 2014.