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Please be aware that some events may need prior booking - events at Little Holland House will be found HERE

Sutton Borough's Varied Bus and Rail Services
and how they have changed over the past decades

Thursday 22 February 19:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

Sorry - this event has now sold out

Honeywood Book Club

Sunday 25 February 14:30-16:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

This month's book:
  This Must be the Place 
Maggie O'Farrell

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 sue_kelsall@hotmail.co.uk
 

Mother's Day by the Pond

Saturday 10 March & Mothering Sunday 11 March 10:00-17:00

Take a family stroll around the museum. Leave a note on our landing board about what makes your Mum special. Visit the Honeywood Tea Room to treat your special Mum and revisit your childhood by feeding the ducks together. (Duck food available from Honeywood)

 

Living and Working in Carshalton’s Industrial Heartland

Sunday 18 March 14:00 on Hackbridge Green

A walk from Hackbridge up the Wandle and along Mill Lane exploring the history of the mills and housing. Starting on Hackbridge Green and ending at the junction of Mill Lane and North Street near the Sun Public House. Led by Andrew Skelton and John Phillips. Stout shoes recommended!

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

 

Ponds: Houses and People 1890-1914

Thursday 22 March 19:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

Sorry - this event has now sold out
 

Honeywood Book Club

Sunday 25 March 14:30-16:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

This month's book:
  The Pickwick Papers 
Charles Dickens

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 sue_kelsall@hotmail.co.uk

 

Spring Rainbows

Saturday 31 March to Sunday 15 April 11:30-16:30
Easter Holiday: Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday

Take part in our Rainbow ‘cloud’ craft and Spring into action to find the colours of the rainbow around the house. If you find the pot of gold join our leaders on the board

FREE drop in activities throughout opening hours. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Donations welcomed

 

Spring Weather Afternoon Craft

Friday 6 and Friday 13 April 14:30-15:00 or 15:30-16:00

With our volunteers make a colourful windsock and a decorative weather inspired mobile you can hang in your room

Ticketed event at £1.50 per child, Pre-booking required at Honeywood Museum or please telephone 020 8770 4297. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult

 

Honeywood Mini Explorers - Winnie the Pooh

Wednesday 11 April 11:00-13:00

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

Aimed at six to ten year-olds, the children will have an opportunity to listen to a Winnie the Pooh story, solve the mystery of the missing tail, take a Poohsonality Test to see which character they are like and make a collage of their character

Bookings through Honeywood Museum on 020 8770 4297 - FREE, with donations welcomed
 

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'The Discovery in the Basement'

Wednesday 18 April - 19:00-20:00

FREE evening talk at Honeywood Museum about the discovery of the remarkable Knights-Whittome Glass Plate Negative Photographic Collection by Abby Matthews

Please email Abby Matthews to book your place or call 020 8770 4746

See also our exhibition Women in the Frame

 

Honeywood Book Club

Sunday 22 April 14:30-16:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

This month's book:
  Maskerade 
Terry Pratchett

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 sue_kelsall@hotmail.co.uk
 

Edwardian London

Thursday 26 April 19:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

An illustrated talk by Ian Bevan, City of London Guide & Lecturer

This talk looks at London at the beginning of the 20th century when the death of Queen Victoria heralded the dawn of an Edwardian era with the British empire at its zenith. London was the heart of that empire and new buildings and monuments in the capital reflected the confidence of an Imperial power. London also hosted a Franco-British Exhibition, the Olympic Games and a Festival of Empire that bolstered that image. However, there were tensions as workers unionised, immigration added to the pressures, and women pushed for the vote

Tickets are £5 (£4 Friends) - FREE tea and coffee from 19:00

Please phone 020 8642 4778 to book or simply print and return booking form
 

 

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The making of modern Wallington from the Victorian period to the 1930s

Sunday 13 May 14:00

A linear walk, led by Andrew Skelton, looking at suburban, retail and civic developments in Wallington from the 1860s. Ends near the former Wallington Town Hall

Meet: Outside Holy Trinity Church in Manor Road

Tickets are £4.00 (£3.50 Friends). Please telephone 020 8770 4297 to book
 

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Readings from 'Writing on Glass'

Sunday 13 May 14:00-16:00

Readings from an anthology of original poetry, short stories and other writing based on the David Knights-Whittome Photographic Collection. This project has been a creative collaboration between Sutton Writers, local schools and community groups and The Past on Glass Project

All are welcome - contact
abby.matthews@sutton.go.uk for more information or to book a place
 

The Friends of Honeywood Museum
Annual General Meeting

Thursday 24 May 19:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event for Members Only

The AGM business will be followed by a short talk from John Phillips entitled

William Kilburn of Wallington

A look at the life of Kilburn who was one of the leading textile designers of the 18th century

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Half Term Activities
Suffragettes at Honeywood Museum ‘100 years of women voting’

Saturday 26 May to Sunday 3 June during normal opening hours

Make sure to join us on the Suffragette Movement timeline trail around the museum, you can try on a replica suffragette sash & Edwardian costumes

Not all suffragists were women - Just one of our ‘did you know facts’ that you can find out at Honeywood

Cast your vote! Here at Honeywood vote to select what artefact should be displayed for all to see in the museum or take a vote for which toy/game should be added to the childhood room. Once you have cast your vote make an ‘i’m a voter badge’ and your own design of badge for £1

Don’t forget about our free themed craft in the activity room
 

Mini Honeywood Explorers  - '100 Year Vote'

Wednesday 30 May 11:00-13:00

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

Learn about the Suffrage campaign, how women earned the right to vote, who Emily Wilding Davison and Emmeline Pankhurst  were and their impact, look at the Dearlsey window and create their own, plus activities including making their own campaign flag

Aimed at children aged 6-10 years, the sessions are FREE, but must be pre-booked on 020 8770 4297

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Donations will be very welcome
 

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From Kilburn’s Works to Butter Hill Bridge

Sunday 10 June 14:00

A linear walk, led by Andrew Skelton and John Phillips, looking at the industrial and landscape history of London Road and Butter Hill, ending at the bridge over the Wandle at Mill Lane. Discover the late 18th century print works of William Kilburn, botanical artist, textile designer and printer

Meet: outside the front of the Grange restaurant

Tickets are £4.00 (£3.50 Friends). Please telephone 020 8770 4297 to book
 

William Morris: 'One Man, Many Lives'

Thursday 28 June 19:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

An illustrated talk by Pete Smith, William Morris Society

At his death, The Clarion lauded William Morris as a Socialist: ‘our best man.’  The Times mourned him as a ‘one of our…best poets’. But he was more than either recognised. In only sixty-two years, he played many roles, as: poet and preservationist; businessman and socialist; stone-carver and mediaevalist; connoisseur of Persian carpets and Icelandic sagas; weaver and printer; orator and private man; above all, a designer whose influence has lasted until today
 

Tickets are £5 (£4 Friends) - FREE tea and coffee from 19:00

Please phone 020 8642 4778 to book or simply print and return booking form

 

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Carshalton-on-Sea

Saturday and Sunday 7 & 8 July 12:00-16:30

A Friends of Honeywood event

A weekend of seaside themed fun with traditional sideshows, sand pits, children’s magic shows and more!

Details to follow
 

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Tours of Carshalton House (now St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls)

Sunday 15 July 13:30 & 15:15

Local Historian Andrew Skelton will take you on a historic and architectural tour of the best preserved
pre-Victorian house
in the area, noted for its ornate Painted Room (Access to ground floor rooms only)

Includes free
entry to the Carshalton Water Tower (open 14:30-17:00) and a guided walk to the Hermitage, an 18th century garden building in the landscaped grounds of the house

Light
refreshments available in the Water Tower

Access for tours
ONLY via at the Iron Gate by the Water Tower on West Street, opposite Festival Walk Duration is 60-75 minutes. Please arrive in good time for the tour (No dogs)

Tickets £5.00. Pre
booking is advised. Please telephone 020 8770 4297
 

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Summer Holiday Activities - Inventions & Illusions

Saturday 21 July to Sunday 2 September (during normal opening hours)

This Summer we are mesmerised by the Victorian & Edwardian era. Be entranced by optical illusions enjoyed in the past, such as camera obscura and our zoetrope

Your eyes will not deceive you while you rediscover past inventions too, you may find that today we take these ‘once new’ inventions for granted

Get into character and wear one of our historic costumes and travel back in time to find all the inventions around the house using the trail. Can you crack the code to be transported back to 2018 to join our leaderboard? (Costumes optional)

Make a note on our landing of something you are glad was invented and you can’t live without or tell us a idea that should be invented!
 

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From Victorian Garden to Public Park

Sunday 22 July 14:00

A walk around the Grange, led by John Phillips, looking at the history of the Victorian garden created by Alfred Smee and the present restoration as part of the Beddington Park Heritage Lottery Fund project

Meet: Wallington Bridge car park south of the Grange

Tickets are £4.00 (£3.50 Friends). Please telephone 020 8770 4297 to book
 

Brewing Along the Wandle

Thursday 26 July 19:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

An illustrated talk by Derek Prentice, Brewmaster at Wimbledon Brewery

Derek Prentice, Brewmaster at Wimbledon Brewery, will present a short historical review of the history of brewing along the Wandle Valley. Derek will then talk about brewing at Young’s Ram Brewery, highlighting some of the historical methods and equipment as well as his experiences during his time there.
 

Tickets are £5 (£4 Friends) - FREE tea and coffee from 19:00

Please phone 020 8642 4778 to book or simply print and return booking form
 

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Illusion Afternoon Craft

Friday 27 July 15:00-15:30

Join us for a afternoon of crafting, fascinate your friends &  family by making your very own optical illusion with our volunteers at Honeywood Museum

Ticketed event at £1.50 per child

Pre-booking required at Honeywood Museum or please telephone 020 8770 4297

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult
 


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