Honeywood Museum

Honeywood Museum
Honeywood Walk
Greater London


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020 8770 4297

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Completely refurbished in 2012 with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Honeywood is a fine late Victorian and Edwardian house, incorporating part of an earlier 17th century building, overlooking the picturesque town ponds. The restored interior contains a wealth of period detail and displays on a range of topics linked to the history of the local area and the people who lived here. It has an active Friends group.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home

Opening hours

11am - 5pm Wednesday - Friday
10am - 5pm Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday

Admission charges


Getting there

Rail: Carshalton
Bus: 127, 157, 406, X26
Tube: Morden, then 157

Additional info

Wheelchair access to ground floor only.
Groups by prior booking only.

Displays tell the history of the people of the Borough of Sutton from the days of early settlement to the present, including Tudor life, the mills and country houses linked to the River Wandle, the Victorian and Edwardian eras and the Second World War. Period rooms include the Edwardian Billiards Room with its original fixtures and fittings.

Collection details

Archaeology, Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Inland Waterways, Industry, Social History, Toys and Hobbies, Trade and Commerce

Key artists and exhibits

  • Tudor Life
  • Victorian Life
  • Carshalton Cricket Bowl
  • Beddington Roman Villa
  • Edwardian Billiards Room
  • Edwardian Dining Room
  • Childhood Room
  • Wandle Room
  • London, Brighton & South Coast Railway memorabilia
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
the logo for the First World War Centenary

A War to End All Wars

  • 16 July 2014 — 1 February 2015 *on now

A thought-provoking exhibition telling the story of the events that led Britain to war in 1914, spotlighting the principal people and places featured in the Western Front in the early war years as well as the attacks on the home front.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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.
children at a table making craft

SCOLA Free Festive Family Arts and Crafts at Honeywood Museum

  • 28 November 2014 1:15-2:45pm
  • 5 December 2014 1:15-2:45pm

Arts and Crafts sessions in the afternoon for Mums, Dads, Grandparents and Carers with children aged 2 years and above. This course runs over a 4 week period and it is expected that all sessions will be attended. Children will be introduced to fun and creative activities. The course is provided by Sutton College for Learning for Adults.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • 0-4
  • Family friendly


This event is free of charge. However, you must contact SCOLA to book your place. Either ring the Enrollment Centre 020 8770 5566 or Wallington Centre 020 8773 5880.



a drawing of a snowman

Polar Playtime

  • 23 November 2014 2-5pm *on now

A family afternoon of free fun with a wintry theme. Stories, trails and crafts including making snowflakes, a reindeer hat, a snowman mobile and much more. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Any age


We ask that a responsible adult stay with the children throughout the session.

front cover of Dickens' Christmas Carol, showing a Victorian man with child.

Dickens and his Illustrators

  • 27 November 2014 7:30-9:45pm

An illustrated talk by Peter Smith, London City Guide and lecturer. Peter describes how Dickens, writing for an audience that ranged from high society to the semi-literate, understood the importance of illustratons. A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event.

Suitable for

  • 18+


Tickets cost £3.50 (£2.50 members) and are available from the Friends of Honeywood Museum - 020 8773 0185.

Honeywood Museum covered with snow

Carshalton Frost Fair

  • 6 December 2014 1-6pm

Organised by the Friends of Honeywood Museum and EcoLocal, the Frost Fair promises to be a traditional winter event with activities for all the family. Along Honeywood Walk and iin the nearby Memorial Gardens the Farmers' Market stalls will offer a range of tasty treats and a variety of craft stalls will give you wonderful gift ideas. As it darkens, twinkling fairy lights will add atmosphere as you shop with the smell of roasting chestnuts and a hog roast in the air, accompanied by seasonal music with choirs and other performers.
In Honeywood itself find children's entertainments, including Santa's Grotto.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Honeywood Walk, Festival Walk, Carshalton War Memorial Gardens

Getting there

Off A.232 next to Carshalton Ponds.
Rail: Carshalton station; Buses: 127, 151, 157, 407, S3, X26.
Nearest Parking: Pay & Display car park in Carshalton High Street.

Getting there

Rail: Carshalton
Bus: 127, 157, 406, X26
Tube: Morden, then 157