Little Holland House

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The former home of artist, designer and craftsman Frank Dickinson (1874-1961). Designed and built by Dickinson between 1902-04, the Grade II* listed interior was created entirely by him, inspired by the ideals of Ruskin, Carlyle & Morris, in an eclectic mix of Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Glasgow School style. Rescued by the local Council in 1972, restored and opened to the public in 1974, it stands as a unique testament to the power and influence of the English Arts and Crafts Movement.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home

Opening hours

1st Sun in month 1330-1730
plus Sun-Mon of Bank Holiday weekends 1330-1730

Closed: Christmas & New Year

Admission charges

Free Admission

Getting there

Rail: Carshalton Beeches
Bus: 154
Road: B278 - no off-street parking available

Additional info

Guided tours for groups by prior arrangement only, outside normal opening hours. A fee of £5 per person (to include introductory talk) will be charged.
Wheelchair access to ground floor only.

The three-bedroomed house was designed by Dickinson to meet his own social needs, and contains hand-made furniture, furnishings, wood carving, metalwork and paintings made by Dickinson during his working life. Noteable features include the ground floor living/sitting room, the master bedroom with its painted frieze, and the individually decorated fireplace surrounds and copper door furniture.

Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Fine Art, Personalities, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Frank Dickinson
  • Arts and Crafts style furniture
  • Painted friezes
  • Copper frieze
  • Wood carvings
  • Silver tea set
  • Give to Us Each Day our Daily Bread

Getting there

Rail: Carshalton Beeches
Bus: 154
Road: B278 - no off-street parking available

Little Holland House
40 Beeches Avenue
Greater London




020 8770 4781


020 8770 4777

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