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

honeywoodmuseum@sutton.gov.uk

Telephone

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.
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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.
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Spooky Afternoon

  • 26 October 2014 2-5pm

Join us for an afternoon of crafts, spooky stories and a Halloween bad joke trail around the house. A Grim Reaper Scarecrow-making workshop to create a scarecrow for Sutton Community Allotments is led by artist Simon Honey. Suitable for all the family but all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 0-4
  • 11-13
a view of the Nonsuch Palace model showing part of the privy garden

Renaissance Gardens in the local area and beyond

  • 12 November 2014 7:30-9:45pm

An illustrated talk by local historian and archaelogist John Phillips about two once great local gardens, neither of which still exist today - Beddington, created by Sir Francis Carew, and Nonsuch - created for Henry VIII's fabulous Nonsuch Palace. The talk will put them in their European context and examine what made them so special.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Tickets £3.50 (£3 for members of the Friends of Honeywood Museum). Ring 020 8770 4297 to book.

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The Great War Poetry Workshop

  • 13 November 2014 7:30-9:30pm

Led by professional poet Stephen Smith, with additional guidance from members of Sutton Writers Circle and using the artefacts in Honeywood Museum's War to End All Wars exhibition as inspiration, this practical workshop will concentrate on creative methodologies, exploring perspective, form and figurative language, and will lead participants to the preliminary drafting of a poem. The event is FREE, but pre-booking is requested. Please call 020 8770 4297 to book your place.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Getting there

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

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