Honeywood Museum

Honeywood Museum
Honeywood Walk
Carshalton
Greater London
SM5 3NX
England

Website

Official Council website

www.sutton.gov.uk

Friends website - more up-to-date

www.friendsofhoneywood.co.uk

E-mail

lbshoneywood@btconnect.com

honeywoodmuseum@sutton.gov.uk

Telephone

020 8770 4297

Fax

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

FREE

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.

Masters of Flight

  • 16 March — 5 May 2014 *on now

Following the popularity of her exhibition last year we welcome back local artist Joan Ferris with watercolour paintings featuring studies of birds, including many British natives.

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.
fish made from old CD with paper fins attached

Fish & Chicks Easter Holiday Activities

  • 5 — 21 April 2014 *on now

During the Easter Holiday Honeywood will put on a drop-in themed activity week. These activities include arts, crafts, storytelling, puzzles and toys. Crafts will include: 3D chick pictures, eggs and chicks mobile, a fish mobile, face masks and much more.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children
Honeywood House

A Walk around Beddington Park and The Grange

  • 27 April 2014 2:30-4:30pm

Local Historian John Phillips will lead a guided walking tour through the beauty of Beddington Park and the Grange, focusing particularly on the history of the landscape. Meeting Point: In front of Carew Manor School: Church Road, Beddington, Wallington, SM6 7NH.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Tickets cost £3.50 per person. Please ring 020 8770 4297 to book.

Handbill for Romeo and Juliet puppet show

Romeo and Juliet Free Artist-led Workshops

  • 4 — 5 May 2014 2-5pm
  • 10 — 11 May 2014 2-5pm

Help us make decorations for the garden scene for the Capulet’s Ball in Savvy Theatre’s production of Romeo and Juliet taking place at Honeywood between 28 & 31 May. Artist-led workshops with Samia Tossio.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Handbill of puppets from Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet Open Rehearsal

  • 15 May 2014 7:30-9pm

Join the cast in their final stages of rehearsal, witness a fight demonstration and meet the puppets. Pre-booking required. Limited places available. Not suitable for children under 6 years of age.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 11-13
  • 16-17

Admission

Pre-booking required. Ring 020 8770 4297. Not suitable for children under 6 years.

Image of Shakespeare

Half Term Holiday Activities at Honeywood Museum

  • 24 May — 1 June 2014

Drop-in crafts, quizzes and trails with a Shakespearian theme are available throughout the house during half-term. Try puzzles, word searches and a 'quote' trail. Make Elizabethan fans, skull or donkey masks, a 'quotation' bookmark, or try the Connect Four 'Romeo & Juliet' triva game.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children
  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children
Poster of puppet Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet at Honeywood

  • 28 — 31 May 2014

Join SAVVY Theatre's award-winning acting ensemble and discover this tragic tale as you explore Honeywood Museum and uncover the story through live action and magical puppets. An event not to be missed.

The show lasts about an hour and is not suitable for children under 6 years.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Tickets: £5.00 (advance booking only)
Box office: 020 8770 4297

A view of the front of a large rambling house.

Hooray for Honeywood - A festival for all the family

  • 4 — 29 June 2014

We invite you to a celebration of Honeywood and some of the activities that have been happening since the refurbishment and reopening of the Museum in May 2012, which was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the London Borough of Sutton, Sutton Arts Council and The Friends of Honeywood Museum.
For full details please see www.friendsofhoneywood.co.uk or pick up a Honeywood Festival brochure.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Getting there

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

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