Merton Heritage & Local Studies Centre

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Merton Heritage & Local Studies Centre tells the story of Merton and its people through a changing programme of exhibitions and events. The Centre also provides access to a wide range of local history resources from maps and photographs, to period newspapers, the census and a large collection of genealogical material. Educational services are provided for schools and community groups including talks, resource boxes and project advice. A local history enquiry service is also available and the Centre has a small shop selling lassorted local history books, maps and postcards.

Venue Type:

Museum, Library, Archive

Opening hours

Open Monday to Friday: 9.30 - 7.00; Saturday 9.30 - 5.00

Closed: Sundays

Admission charges

FREE admission
Charges may be required for participation in some events

Getting there

By Tube: The Heritage Centre is part of Merton Civic Centre, a 2 minute walk from Morden Underground Station on the Northern Line ( Turn right on exiting the station )

By bus: The following buses stop near Morden Underground Station, 2 minutes walking distance from Merton Civic Centre:
80, 93, 118, 154, 157, 163, 164, 201, 493, 413, 470, K5

By tram: Nearest stop is Phipps Bridge followed by 8 min walk ( through Morden Hall Park, cross Morden Hall Road and walk down Aberconway Road to reach Merton Civic Centre. )

Alternatively use Morden South tram stop and take a 10 minute walk down Morden Road, turning right into London Road to reach Merton Civic Centre

The centre collections cover a variety of social history themes related to the London Borough of Merton, from period artefacts and local industry, to sports and archival material - poor rate books, local authority records, etc.

Collection details

Archives, Social History

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Carved in Stone

Wimbledon at War: Guided Walk

  • 27 August 2016 10am-1pm

As part of the Carved in Stone project, Heritage staff are organising a FREE guided walk around the Wimbledon area on Saturday 27 August, from 10am to 1pm. This will highlight local sites with First World War associations – from the homes of local combatants and VCs, to recruitment venues, military training grounds, locations linked to refugee communities, women’s war work and famous wartime poets. As part of the event, participants can also discover the life stories of a range of Wimbledon combatants and visit the Museum of Wimbledon, which holds a large collection of First World War documents. There will also be a break for refreshments in one of the cafes in Wimbledon Village.

The Wimbledon at War walk covers 2.5 miles and includes a short bus journey.

Starting point: The front steps of Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1QG

Finishing point: Museum of Wimbledon, 22 Ridgway, Wimbledon, London SW19 4QN.

To book a place on the walk, Telephone 020 8545 3239/4038 or email: local.studies@merton.gov.uk

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://cis.photoarchive.merton.gov.uk/news/2016/08/wimbledon-at-war---guided-walk

Getting there

By Tube: The Heritage Centre is part of Merton Civic Centre, a 2 minute walk from Morden Underground Station on the Northern Line ( Turn right on exiting the station )

By bus: The following buses stop near Morden Underground Station, 2 minutes walking distance from Merton Civic Centre:
80, 93, 118, 154, 157, 163, 164, 201, 493, 413, 470, K5

By tram: Nearest stop is Phipps Bridge followed by 8 min walk ( through Morden Hall Park, cross Morden Hall Road and walk down Aberconway Road to reach Merton Civic Centre. )

Alternatively use Morden South tram stop and take a 10 minute walk down Morden Road, turning right into London Road to reach Merton Civic Centre

Merton Heritage & Local Studies Centre
2nd floor, Morden Library
Merton Civic Centre
London Rd
Morden
Surrey
SM4 5DX
England

Website

www.merton.gov.uk/localstudies

E-mail

local.studies@merton.gov.uk

Telephone

020 8545 3239

Fax

020 8640 7266

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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