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.
Painting of taxi next to Carshalton Ponds

A Gathering of Gouache

  • 14 February — 15 March 2015 *on now

Paintings by local artist Karen Baker. Subjects range from street scenes to portraits, and include works in a number of different media. Key rings, coasters and prints for sale.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Hello Arts and Crafts

  • 25 March — 26 April 2015

A display of work created by a recently formed group of local artists and crafts people, including beginners, who join together and share their skills. The display includes both communal and individual art works. 'Hello Arts and Crafts' meet regularly as part of South Sutton residents' group which aim to encourage people, especially those who are older, to keep in touch with their community.

For more information contact Heather on 07790 031764 or email heather.honour@sky.com

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.
a drawing of a Saxon man

Wallington - An Important Saxon Place?

  • 11 March 2015 From 7:30pm

Local historian John Phillips explores the early history of Wallington and its context within north east Surrey. Ring 020 8770 4297 to book.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Tickets £3.50 (£3 for Friends of Honeywood)

a drawing of a toad

Toadilly Terrific

  • 22 March 2015 2am-5pm

Don't be late. You'd be mad to miss our afternoon of stories, arts, crafts, trails, inspired by much loved children's stories including Wind in the Willows, Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island and Arabian Nights. Free and no booking required. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Free of charge

a sprig of the mallow plant with pink flowers

Blossom, Birds, and Butterflies

  • 28 March — 12 April 2015

Throughout opening hours, drop in arts, crafts and trails with a Spring-time theme inspired by Honeywood's beautiful location. Free, no booking required however all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Free of charge

A watercolour showing a lane with a brick wall on the right

Old Carshalton seen through Historic Paintings

  • 15 April 2015 From 7:30pm

An Illustrated talk by John Phillips exploring Carshalton's past through the eyes of Artists who have recorded the village. Ring 020 8770 4297

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Tickets £3.50 (Friends of Honeywood £3)

Black and white photo of Carshalton High Street c.1910

Guided Walk around Old Carshalton

  • 26 April 2015 From 2:30pm

A walk led by local historian John Phillips looking at some historic buildings and landscapes of Carshalton. Meet at Honeywood Museum.

Ring 020 8770 4297 to book.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 11-13
  • 16-17

Admission

Tickets: £3.50 (Friends of Honeywood £3)

Ring 020 8770 4297 to book.

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

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