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Honeywood Museum in Summer - Picture Copyright Julian Heath Photography 2017

Honeywood Museum is a Grade II listed building next to the picturesque Carshalton Ponds in the heart of Carshalton's Conservation Area. The family-friendly museum re-opened in May 2012 after a complete refurbishment following an HLF grant. It has beautifully restored period details including the Edwardian Billiards Room, Drawing Room and Bathroom. There are exhibitions which tell the fascinating history of the house and the people who lived there, and an on-going diary of events which illuminate the history of Carshalton, the Borough of Sutton, and a fascinating range of topics beyond. Look out for the delightful collection of Edwardian toys on display in the Childhood Room and visit the lovely tea room and the Museum's shop with its wide range of publications and unusual gifts. The Friends support all this, and very much more. Entry is FREE.


The seaside continues at Honeywood! The sandpits in the garden will be open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 2-5pm (weather permitting). Come and play in the sand, there are plenty of buckets and spades available and there will also be crafts with a seaside theme

Our World War II Room is now open again after refurbishment and redecoration

School Visits - Sorry, it is not currently possible to book a School Visit to Honeywood Museum. A new programme is being devised and is due to be announced in due course. Details will be available HERE


Honeywood Museum

Honeywood Walk, Carshalton SM5 3NX
020 8770 4297                         
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Admission & opening hours

Admission to the Museum & Shop is FREE
Mon Tues Closed; Wed Thurs Fri 11:00-17:00
Sat Sun 10:00-
Closed Bank Holidays & 24 Dec to 3 Jan 2018

Virtual Tour

Step inside the front door of Honeywood Museum and have a look around the many rooms inside............

Tea Room

Open during Museum opening times
Last orders taken at 4.30pm


Open during Museum opening times
020 8770 4297

How to get there

Map, travel and parking details for those intending to visit Honeywood Museum


Volunteers are welcomed by the Friends and the Museum to assist in their respective roles


The history of Honeywood from 17th century dwelling to 21st century museum

What's On.. Sutton's heritage and libraries during July, August and September

Forthcoming Events and Exhibitions

Extended until 30 July

22 July - 3 September

27 July 19:30

9 August 11:00-13:00

Opens 9 August

23 August 11:00-13:00

24 September 14:30-16:30

28 September 19:30

The Friends of Honeywood Museum

The Friends of Honeywood exists to support the Museum in both financial and material terms, and to encourage interest in LB Sutton's local history
CLICK to download a Membership Application Form

Our Archive

A wonderful archive of events at what is now Honeywood Museum going right back to 2007. Many happy memories of occasions, events, locations and people in words and pictures


An archive of words, pictures and historical content relating to the fascinating history of some of the buildings in Carshalton, Beddington, Wallington and beyond

Beddington Park Development Project

Follow the progress of the 3m HLF-Funded restoration and enhancement more
Find out about What's On in Beddington Park until August 2017. Read the June 2017

Sutton's Transport History

The changing scene of Sutton's Transport network; buses, trams and trains seen through the lenses of local photographers and through local archive pictures

20th Century Stories

Local residents of the Borough of Sutton recount their experiences and recollections during the 20th century in a large collection of videos wonderfully compiled by Tracey Gooch in 2014

Little Holland House

Little Holland House opens after restoration works on 17 September from 11:00-17:00 for Open House London. More information about the house and its history may be found HERE 


Local people's recollections of days gone by in a series of stories that stirs many memories.
We are always happy to receive memories and pictures to illustrate them


Unless stated otherwise, all words and pictures are Copyright The Friends of Honeywood Museum 2006 - 2017
The Friends of Honeywood Museum cannot be held responsible for the content of links to external sites