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.
Exploring Merton's Wartime Generation 1914-1918

Free screening: The Battle of the Somme (1916)

  • 1 July 2016 7-9pm

As part of Merton’s First World War project, Carved in Stone, we’d like to invite everyone to attend this screening event on the eve of the 100 year anniversary of the start the battle.

The Battle of the Somme is an early example of film propaganda, an historical record of the battle and a popular source of footage illustrating the First World War.

We will also be exhibiting a selection of life stories, researched by members of the Carved in Stone team, of those Merton residents who lost their lives in the battle.

The event will start at 7pm. Please arrive 5-10 minutes beforehand.
The screening will finish before 9pm.

Where

Raynes Park Library
Approach Road
Raynes Park
LONDON
SW20 8BA

Getting there

Bus: K5, 57, 131, 152, 163
Nearest Train: Raynes Park Station

Additional info

Disabled access

There is a disabled access parking bay in the car park. The front entrance has an access ramp. The library is all on one level. There are accessible toilet facilities.

Admission

This event is free of charge, however it's helpful to know how many people to expect. Please register your interest:
T - 0208 545 4038 / 3239
E - local.studies@merton.gov.uk

Website

http://www.merton.gov.uk/carvedinstone

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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