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Brixton Windmill and Windmill Gardens

Windmill Gardens, Blenheim Gardens, Brixton, London, SW2 5EU

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About this venue

Built in 1816 and in service until 1934, Brixton Windmill reopened to the public in 2011, after undergoing a £600,000 restoration, and has recently been shortlisted for a Museums and Heritage Award for Excellence. The Windmill holds open days throughout the year.

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in December 2021.
  • There is not a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is a hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are free standing.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 106cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is not a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Toilets are available.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Brixton.
  • The nearest underground station is Brixton.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open from dawn til dusk.
  • Comments View
    • Windmill Opening times :- Only open on the 2nd weekend of the month. 2pm-5pm.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 650cm (6ft 7in x 21ft 4in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Blenheim Gardens.
  • Comments View
    • Long strips of standard on street parking are available along Blenheim Gardens.

Outside Access (Blenheim Gardens Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Blenheim Gardens.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 305cm (10ft).
  • Comments View
    • The approach to the gardens from the road is not level and uneven in places.

Level Change (Blenheim Gardens Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • Comments View
    • There is very uneven and broken ground in this area and uneven drop kerbs.

Outside Access (Education Centre)

  • Entrance View
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 102cm.

Inside Access (Education Centre)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Education Centre

  • The Centre is used for educational purposes for groups and available for hire for members of the public. In warmer months there is a pop up café based here.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Playground

  • Access to the playground is via a single width, heavy gate that opens towards you (pull).
  • The playground has a tarmac surface.
  • Play equipment is located on a rubber surface.
  • Bench seating is available throughout the playground.

Brixton Windmill

  • Brixton Windmill is located within the Windmill Gardens.
  • The Windmill opens for tours on the 2nd weekend of each month and is also used as a focal point for local events.
  • There is step free access to the Windmill, however, internally there is stepped access to most of the building.

Accessible Toilet (Education Centre. Left Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Windmill Entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the venue.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 92cm (3ft).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 246cm x 153cm (8ft 1in x 5ft).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary, waste paper pedal bin and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf does not have the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 72cm.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Education centre)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located to the left as you enter.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Education Centre Entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the shared toilets are moderate to good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the standard toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.