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Special Events                                                           Regular Events

Honeywood Book Club
Sundays 2.30-4.30pm

1st May  The Marriage Game Allison Weir
29th May Frankenstein Mary Shelley
26th June Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen

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 Embroidery Groups
Wednesdays and Saturdays 2.30-4.30pm

May 20th and 30th
June 4th, 8th and 22nd
July 2nd, 6th and 20th
August 3rd, 6th, 17th and 31st
September 3rd, 14th and 28th

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

Each month 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 the series. All sessions run from 2.30-4.30pm

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 Matinées 14th May and 25th June

Vintage Sundays 5th June, 17th July and 11th September

Please contact Sue Kelsall on 020 8241 5679
or email to


Honeywood Garden Club
Occasional Tuesdays and Fridays from 10.30am

Fridays 22nd and 29th April
Tuesdays 10th and 24th May

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

In the first instance it is planned to have a general tidy-up for the summer that is hopefully coming!

Thursdays 4.30-6pm

New drama group for 11-15 year olds meeting weekly at Honeywood Museum. Act Up! creates  opportunities to express yourself and explore drama through different genres

Must be pre-booked

£5.00 per session, booked per half term.

Call 020 8770 4297 or email for more information

Pond Life, Arts and Crafts
Fridays 29th April, 6th, 13th & 20th May
Sutton College (SCOLA) at Honeywood

Free course aimed at families. Suitable for children
aged 2 plus.

Book your place via Sutton College Enrolment Centre
on 020 8770 5566

Honeywood BookFest
Saturday 7th/Sunday 8th May 10am to 5pm

Discover a world of book related activities this weekend. FREE

Children’s story times
Saturday and Sunday
4-7 years 2pm and 3.30pm
8-10 years 2.45pm and 4.15pm

A selection of readings from classic children’s stories including Paddington, Winnie-the-Pooh and Peter Rabbit

Themed crafts, puzzles and trails throughout the weekend

Children come dressed as your favourite book character for a small prize
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Buggy parking available. (Please note activities do not require pre booking, but places
are limited)

Saturday and Sunday Friends of Honeywood Publications
See the range of local history books published by The Friends of Honeywood including NEW IN, the reprint of “Reflections of Carshalton”. This is a compilation of historic verse illustrated with local paintings
Also a range of historic maps and local cards

Saturday and Sunday Second Hand Book Sale
A chance to browse through a diverse range of second hand books
in good condition. All proceeds go to The Friends of Honeywood,
and help them to support the Museum

Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm
The White Rabbit Bookshop will be introducing Wonderland Emporium
with its new range of Alice in Wonderland story inspired prints
and gifts as well as a large number of brand new children's books
at discounted prices

Saturday 7th Andrew Arnold 2.30-4.30pm
Andrew Arnold is an amateur military historian who has been researching the local casualties of the First World War since 2008. His book about Carshalton war memorial was published in 2014. “Their Name Liveth for Evermore” contains full biographies of all the men on the WW1 war memorial in Honeywood Walk, portraits of many, and details of action.
He will be at Honeywood to sign copies of his book and answer questions

Sunday 8th Jane Davis 10.30am-2pm

Carshalton-based author, Jane Davis, will be signing copies her novels, including the award-winning Half-Truths and White Lies

Jane Davis is the author of six novels. Her debut, Half-truths and White Lies, won the Daily Mail First Novel Award and was described by Joanne Harris as 'A story of secrets, lies, grief and, ultimately, redemption, charmingly handled by this very promising new writer.' The Bookseller featured her in their 'One to Watch' section. Five further novels have earned her a loyal fan base and wide-spread praise. Regularly compared to more seasoned authors such as Kate Atkinson and Maggie O'Farrell, Compulsion Reads describe Jane as 'a phenomenal writer whose ability to create well-rounded characters that are easy to relate to feels effortless.' Her favourite description of fiction is 'made-up truth'

Looking for a read where you’ll recognise the location? Talk to Jane about how she used Carshalton as the setting for A Funeral for an Owl. Writing a book? Having been both traditionally and now self-publishing under her own imprint, Jane is also ideally placed to field questions about her experience of both

Jane lives in Carshalton, Surrey, with her Formula 1 obsessed, beer-brewing partner, surrounded by growing piles of paperbacks, CDs and general chaos. When she is not writing, you may spot Jane disappearing up the side of a mountain with a camera in hand

To learn more about Jane and her current projects: 


Sunday 8th Alison Weir 2.30pm
Alison Weir will be signing copies of her new book released on 5th May
The first of Alison’s new series of books on Six Tudor Queens “Katherine
of Aragon: The True Queen” will be hot off the press, and this is a
chance to meet the author, purchase a book, and get it signed
(Hard back £18.99 cash or cheque only)

Please telephone 020 8770 4297 for further information

LIDAR: new discoveries about local parks using laser scans from aeroplanes
Wednesday 11th May 7.30pm

An illustrated talk by John Phillips. Tickets are £3.50 (£3.00 Friends) Please ring 020 8770 4297 to book


FINAL SESSION - Stitches in Time
Sampler Days with Hilda Sheppard
Royal School of Needlework trained
Saturday 14th May
Geometric and freestyle borders

To accompany our exhibition of historic samplers we are holding three day-long practical sessions looking at different elements of sampler design and stitches

Please bring a 24” by 12” rotating frame and a sharp pair of scissors. All other materials will be provided.  Each day is 10.30am - 4.30pm, break for lunch 1- 1.45pm. (Lunch not included)

Places must be booked in advance as places are limited. Tickets for each session are £27.50 or £75.00 for all three sessions. Tea and coffee will be provided. Please ring 020 8770 4297 to book

An Archaeological Walk around Beddington Park with John Phillips
Sunday 15th May 2pm

Meet in front of Carew Manor gates on Church Road, Beddington
Tickets are £3.50 (£3.00 Friends) Please ring 020 8770 4297 to book


Model Railway Weekend
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd May 10am to 5pm

In collaboration with Carshalton & Sutton Model Railway Club, Croydon Model Railway Society and Wimbledon Model Railway Club

Throughout the weekend model railway layouts running, model train and railway building exhibits. Themed crafts, with lots to make

No booking required. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. FREE. Donations are welcomed


The Friends of Honeywood Annual General Meeting
Thursday 26th May 7.30pm

Open to members of The Friends of Honeywood Museum only

DL Singers at Honeywood
Saturday 28th May 7.30pm

Join us for an intimate concert of classical favourites with this popular local singing group in the elegant setting of Honeywood. Refreshments will be served in the interval

Tickets are £7.00. Booking is essential for this special evening. Please ring 020 8770 4297 to book


Half Term Activities - Spacemen and Aliens Week
Saturday 28th May - Sunday 5th June

Out of this world fun at Honeywood with crafts, puzzles and trails throughout opening hours

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


Honeywood Mini Explorers - Monet's Garden
Tuesday 31st May 11am-1pm
A Friends of Honeywood Event

A look at the famous artist Monet and the different techniques he used to create his pictures. We will create our own painting of ponds

ew 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. Must be pre-booked. Please ring 020 8770 4297. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. FREE, donations are very welcome

Carshalton Village Walk
Sunday 12th June 2.30pm

A guided walk looking at the buildings and landscapes of historic Carshalton. Led by local historian Andrew Skelton. Meet in front of Honeywood Museum

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


Talk - Drawn, Hung and Quartered: The Art of Henry VIII
Thursday 16th June 7.30pm
A Friends of Honeywood Event

Henry was the first English king to collect art in the modern sense, even though his purpose was invariably to enhance his own glory. He may with some justification be accounted the true founder of the Royal Collection. An Illustrated Talk by Siobhan Clarke who is a guide/Lecturer for Historic Royal Palaces

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

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June FREE

Please note Activities do not require pre-booking but space is limited

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult
Lost Child Point and St John's Ambulance Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm at Honeywood
Throughout the weekend there will be drop in crafts, sand pits and beach toys, traditional side shows and games
Traditional side shows include Coconut shy, Hook a Duck, Ball in Bucket, Flip a Frog, Hoopla, Lucky Dip
(There will be a small charge for side shows, and the chance to win a small prize)

Throughout the weekend

Exhibition We do like to be beside the seaside

Saturday 18th June

11am & 12.30pm Ritchie Rosson children’s entertainer

11am-1pm Billiards room Alfred and Salamanda saxophone quartet

Wandle Ceilidh Band

Zero Carbon Band

12.30pm Wandle Ceilidh Band's Pop-up Ceilidh: This local band plays great barn dance tunes and will invite spectators to try out some dances: swing your partner and "dozey doe"! Then, if you like it, you can come to their next Carshalton barn dance!

2pm Penny Royal Clog Dancers

2pm Billiards room End of the Pier Show featuring:

Avalon Theatre Company  -A few members in costume will entertain with period seaside songs
Zero Carbon Band - Come and be entertained by this local band who play and sing a wide range of “upcycled” songs on a watery theme
David Price and his ukulele

Sunday 19th June

11am–12noon and again at 1-2pm London’s Screen Archives celebrates Carshalton-on-Sea
Please note there is limited seating for this event

We’ll be showing a special package of vintage film celebrating Carshalton and the great British seaside. Drawn from London’s Screen Archives, you’ll be able to watch everything from home footage to corporate showreels which show Londoners enjoying their spare time
You can also speak to our film experts about how you can donate your own home movies to London’s Screen Archives. We need your help to preserve London’s film history for future generations and build an even better picture of how life was lived in our city, so please get involved!

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, London’s Screen Archives’ London: A Bigger Picture, is a three-year project running across 15 boroughs which aims to get Londoners enjoying the city’s film archives @Film_London Ι #KinoVan

11am, 1pm and 3pm Mr Smelly Socks Magic Show

3-5pm Clarisma Clarinet Quartet with a programme of light classical and jazz music

Collaborative event with Honeywood Museum

Introduction to Goldwork Embroidery
Saturdays 25th June, 16th July and 20th August 2-4.30pm

Goldwork is the art of embroidery using metal threads. A rare opportunity to gain experience in this technique
Sessions are led by Hilda Sheppard (Royal School of Needlework trained)

Tickets £7.50 (Plus one off materials cost maximum £7.50)
Places must be booked in advance as space is limited
Please telephone 020 8770 4297

Carshalton Charter Fair
Saturday 2nd July

Historical Walk around Hackbridge
Sunday 10th July 2pm

A guided walk led by local historian John Phillips. Meet at the bridge over the Wandle on Nightingale Rd/Hackbridge Rd
Please telephone 020 8770 4297 to book

Tickets are £3.50 (£3.00 Friends)

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

Historical walk around Beddington Village
Sunday 24th July 2pm

A guided walk led by local historian John Phillips. Meet on Church Rd in front of St Mary’s Church
Please telephone 020 8770 4297 to book. Tickets are £3.50 (£3.00 Friends)

Everyday Life and Accidental Death in Tudor England
Thursday 28th July 7.30pm
A Friends of Honeywood Event

This fascinating talk will explore everyday life in Tudor England through the accidents recorded in coroners’ inquest reports, revealing people of all sorts at work and at play through their sometimes commonplace, sometimes bizarre mishaps

An illustrated talk from Steven Gunn, History Tutor at Merton College, Oxford

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

Honeywood Mini Explorers
Tuesday 9th August 11.00am-1.00pm
A Friends of Honeywood Event

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

A Historical Walk around The Oaks Park
Sunday 21st August 2pm

A guided walk led by local historian John Phillips.  Meet outside the Oaks Park Cafe off Croydon Lane
Please telephone 020 8770 4297 to book. Tickets are £3.50 (£3.00 Friends)

Honeywood Mini Explorers
Thursday 23rd August 11.00am-1.00pm
A Friends of Honeywood Event

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

Carshalton Environmental Fair
Monday 29th August

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

London Open House
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September

Throughout the weekend there will be children's "Make an Edwardian High Tea" paper craft

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 3.30pm and 4.30pm and will be led by local historian John Phillips - FREE, no pre-booking required

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


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


Spooky Afternoon - details to be announced
Sunday 30th October 2-5pm

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

Shakespeare’s Richard III demonstrates how the historical record can be distorted and misinterpreted. It depicts Richard III’s Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign which lasted from 1483 to 1485, portraying him as a sinister, bloody tyrant, a monstrous being, incredible in any historical context. Be prepared for some challenging insights! Join us for mince pies and mulled wine, and to enjoy Alison’s thoroughly absorbing talk as she makes a very welcome return to Honeywood Museum

Tickets are £6 (Friends £5). Please ring 020 8642 4778 to book

Carshalton Frost Fair
Saturday 3rd December 1pm

Further details to follow


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