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Some Events may need prior booking

Special Events                                                           Regular Events

Friends of Honeywood Museum Film Club
Saturdays and Sundays 2.30pm

Open to members of the Friends of Honeywood Museum only. Current Membership cards will be required for entrance

Please note that the billiards room will be closed to visitors for this event. The rest of the museum will be open as usual

Saturday Family Matineés
24th September, 12th November and 10th December

Vintage Sundays
11th September, 9th October, 6th November and 4th December

Please contact Sue Kelsall on 020 8241 5679
or email to


Honeywood Embroidery Groups
Wednesdays and Saturdays 2.30-4.30pm

August 31st
September 3rd, 14th and 28th
October 1st, 12th and 29th
November 9th and 23rd
December 7th, 10th and 21st

Using inspiration from Honeywood Museum, take time to learn the traditional skill of hand embroidery starting with the foundation of stitches surface and counted, and exploring other techniques. Groups led by Hilda Sheppard, Royal School of Needlework trained

Most months there will be one Saturday afternoon session and two Wednesday afternoons. People are welcome to attend both weekend and weekday sessions if they wish. Must be pre booked as places limited - please ring 020 8770 4297

Please bring an 8 inch ring frame and a pair of sharp scissors. No other equipment required. Charge per session is £5.00. Please come along and try a session, you do not need to book a series. All sessions run from 2.30-4.30pm

Honeywood Book Club
Sundays 2.30-4.30pm

25th September A Funeral for an Owl Jane Davis
23rd October Snow Falling on Cedars
                            David Guterson
27th November Never let me go Kazuo Ishiguro
18th December The Adventure of the Christmas
                            Pudding Agatha Christie

Admission and refreshments free.
Please bring a copy of the book with you

If you are interested in joining, please contact
Sue Kelsall on 020 8241 5679 or


Honeywood Garden Club
Occasional Tuesdays and Fridays from 10.30am

Next date: Tuesday 28th June postponed - please look back for new dates in due course

Our long-term aim is to plan and implement the restoration of Honeywood's Edwardian garden with the help of research into typical planting schemes of the period

Practical help is warmly welcomed, as well as assistance with the necessary research

Contact Honeywood Museum on 020 8770 4297 to join us

Summer Holiday Activities Olympic Celebration
Saturday 23rd July - Friday 2nd September

Drop in crafts, trails, puzzles and colouring sheets throughout opening hours

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout August 2.30-5pm - Sand Pits - enjoy building sand castles (weather permitting)

No booking required. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Free. Donations are very welcome

Friends' 2016 Autumn Raffle

Fabulous prizes - Tickets £1 Each

Now On Sale from Honeywood Museum!

Click HERE for all the details

Winners drawn 24th November

Wedding and Events Fair
Sunday 4th September 11am-4pm

Our annual event for couples planning their special day. Meet some of the best local event suppliers, enjoy scrumptious tasters, see beautiful floral displays, have your picture taken in our photo booth and try on some gorgeous wedding suits and gowns

Events by Inspire working with Honeywood Museum

Please phone Adelle on 020 8642 8866 or 07495 214618 for further details and bookings

Celebrate Living Wandle Fortnight at Honeywood
Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th September 10am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday 24th and 25th September 10am-5pm

Wonderful Wandle Family Crafts and Activities

Drop in crafts throughout the weekend including make funky frogs, racing fish, model paper mills, exotic fish, pond pictures, colouring sheets, puzzles, trails and more!

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Admission is FREE. Donations are welcomed

Waddon Ponds to Carshalton Ponds Walk
Sunday 11th September 2pm

A guided walk led by John Phillips on this picturesque and interesting stretch of the river

Please meet at Waddon Ponds by the Mill Lane gate

Tickets are £3.50 (£3.00 Friends)
Please telephone 020 8770 4297 to book

The Making of the Modern Wandle
Wednesday 14th September 7.30pm

An illustrated talk by local historian John Phillips looking at how the river took its present form

Tickets are £3.50 (£3.00 Friends)

Please telephone 020 8770 4297 to book


Open House London
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September

Click HERE for details of all Sutton's Open House events

Throughout the weekend ay Honeywood Museum there will be children's "Make an Edwardian High Tea" paper craft, plus a Honeywood Window Trail for children

Treat yourself to an Edwardian High Tea at Honeywood's Tea Room

Sunday 18th September - Tours of Honeywood looking at the 17th century and later building
Tours start at 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm and will be led by local historian John Phillips - FREE, no pre-booking required

Open House London booklets are now available at the Museum and from all Sutton's libraries

A Musical Evening with Alfred & Salamanda, a saxophone quartet - A journey through Time
Thursday 22nd September 7.30pm
A Friends of Honeywood Event

Starting with an arrangement of a 16th century madrigal and journeying through to the modern day song, this concert will include music by Sullivan, Singelée and Shaub, with songs from music hall and more recent musicals

To discover more about Alfred & Salamanda click HERE

Tickets are £6.00 (£5.00 Friends) to include wine and nibbles. Please phone 020 8642 4778 to book

Sutton's Bus Routes Over the Years
Wednesday 12th October 7.30pm

John Parkin returns with another of his ever-popular transport-themed illustrated talks. On this occasion he will be looking at how Sutton's bus routes have changed over the years

Tickets are £3.50 (£3.00 Friends). Please ring 020 8770 4297 to book


Halloween Half Term Activities
Saturday 22nd – Saturday 29th October

Spooky themed drop in crafts and trail throughout opening hours

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Activities are FREE. Donations are very welcome


Honeywood Mini Explorers - Roald Dahl
Tuesday 25th October 10.30am-12.30pm
A Friends of Honeywood Event

We will look at sections from different books and make props to act out extracts from the stories

Led sessions aimed at children aged 6-10 years
Each history discovery session will have lots of exciting, fun, hands on activities including crafts and stories

Pre-booking required. Please ring 020 8770 4297. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult
Free, donations welcomed

Imagine Festival Family Workshops
Tuesday 25th October 2-3pm and 3.30-4.30pm

H.G. Wells inspired our imagination when it comes to time travel and science fiction, so why not reach for the stars at our paper lantern workshop. As part of the Imagine festival, artist Amanda Randall has helped create a unique exhibition at Honeywood, and she will be leading this one off workshop which uses wax resist techniques and paper folding tricks to help make your piece stand out.  This workshop is easy, colourful and fun and you take your work of art home!

For ages 6 and over
Each child to be accompanied by an adult who is expected to assist the child during the workshop. Must be pre booked

To book these events visit

Black Poppies
Thursday 27th October 7.30pm
A Friends of Honeywood Event

Stephen Bourne presents an illustrated talk about his latest book Black Poppies (The History Press) which explores the military and civilian wartime experience of black Britons during the First World War

Black History Month at Honeywood Museum

Tickets are £4.50 (£3.50 Friends). Please phone 020 8642 4778 to book

Stephen Bourne British West Indies Regiment Walter Tull Avril Coleridge-Taylor


Night Buses and Last Bus and Train Journeys
Friday 28th October 7.30pm


An illustrated talk by transport historian John Parkin. John will take a look over the years at London's night buses and some of the final journeys on some bus routes, rail lines and vehicle types

Tickets are £3.50 (£3.00 Friends). Please ring 020 8770 4297 to book

Spooky Afternoon
Sunday 30th October 2-5pm

Horribly good fun for all. A family afternoon with more exciting creepy crafts, stories, trails. Come dressed up for a small prize

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Activities are FREE. Donations are very welcome


From Village to Suburb in the Local Area 1840-1939
Wednesday 9th November 7.30pm

The Making of a Special Place - Carshalton from 1840
Wednesday 16th November 7.30pm

Two illustrated talks by local historian John Phillips. Tickets for each talk are £3.50 (£3.00 Friends). Please ring 020 8770 4297 to book

Richard III - The Man and the Myth
Christmas Event featuring a Talk from author Alison Weir
Thursday 24th November 7.30pm
A Friends of Honeywood Event

We regret any disappointment caused by this event now being sold out


Carshalton Frost Fair
Saturday 3rd December 1pm

The Friends of Honeywood Museum and Ecolocal are again organising a Frost Fair. This will be held at Carshalton Ponds, along Honeywood Walk, Festival Walk and in the Memorial Garden. There will be stalls, a hog roast and live music

In Honeywood Museum there will be children's entertainments, including Santa’s Grotto.

Further details to follow nearer the event


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