Honeywood Museum

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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.
A child holding a bucket and spade at the beach

We Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside

  • 3 June — 6 September 2015 *on now

Using archive photographs, paintings from our Art Collection and a variety of objects, we look at the history of this traditional day out from its earliest beginnings through the heyday of the mid-twentieth century, and invite you to share some of your memories with us.

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.
Honeywood Museum covered with snow

Carshalton Frost Fair

  • 5 December 2015 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

Where

Honeywood Walk, Festival Walk, Carshalton War Memorial Gardens
Carshalton
Surrey
SM5 3NX
England

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

Honeywood Museum
Honeywood Walk
Carshalton
Greater London
SM5 3NX
England

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Website

Official Council website

www.sutton.gov.uk

Friends website - more up-to-date

www.friendsofhoneywood.co.uk

E-mail

honeywoodmuseum@sutton.gov.uk

Telephone

020 8770 4297

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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