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

Carshalton Artists Open Studios

Weekends 23/24 June & 30 June/1 July 10:00-17:00

In June and July Carshalton Artists Open Studios will again celebrate the rich diversity of artistic expression, cultural activities and heritage within the historic village of Carshalton, South London. Key to this trail will be Sutton Heritage’s delightful arts and crafts inspired Little Holland House and culturally significant Honeywood Museum.

Honeywood Museum in central Carshalton is already a key part of any family weekend, its beautiful location giving way to stunning interiors that showcase the boroughs collection of local art and artefacts. For CAOS they have planned something very special; a historical arts trail that guides you through the house’s vast art collection, an extraordinary exhibition by Sutton Archives that documents the lives of ordinary local women during the early period of the nineteenth century and a free drop in craft activity for the whole family. Let’s not forget the lovely café as well, which all makes Honeywood Museum an essential stop on the CAOS art trail.

Little Holland House, Carshalton Beeches, will be an exciting new addition to the arts trail for CAOS in 2018 (10:00-17:00 not Saturday 30 June). Newly refurbished, its suburban exterior gives way to a breath-taking interior unique in its use of William Morris inspired arts and crafts. Little Holland House will open specially for CAOS on the Sundays of both weekends and it is a real gem that is still inspiring people years after its creation by one man, Frank Dickinson.

Both houses have disabled access to the lower floor, via a small step, but buggies will need to be left at the door.
 

William Morris: 'One Man, Many Lives'

Thursday 28 June 19:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

We regret that this event has now sold out

 

Charities Coffee Morning

Saturday 30 June 10:00-12:00

Come along, say hello, and find out more about The Friends of Honeywood Museum and many other charitable organisations at Carshalton Methodist Church, Ruskin Road, Carshalton SM5 3DE.
 

Admission FREE - Tea, coffee and cakes available!

 

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!
 

Saturday 7 July

Carshalton Charter Fair in the Memorial Gardens 10:00-16:00
Saturday's featured magician is Steve Day
Magic at 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00 (cost £2 per child)

14:00 Black Swan Border Morris
15:00 Zero Carbon Band
 

Sunday 8 July

Sunday's featured magician is Pauline's Puppets
Magic at 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00 (cost £2 per child)

14:30 Penny Royal Clog Dancers
15:15 Wandle Ceilidh Band

 

More details to follow
 

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.
 

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!
 

Honeywood Book Club

Sunday 22 July 14:30-16:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

This month's book:
  How to Stop Time 
Matt Haig

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
 

 

Summer Holiday Activities Inventions & Illusions

Saturday 21 July - Sunday 2 Sept (throughout 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 & 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 glad was invented & you can’t live withoutor 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

We regret that this event has now sold out

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Illusion Craft Sessions

Friday 27 July and each Friday in August 15:00-15:30

Fascinate your friends and 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.
 

 

Sandpits in the garden

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout August. 14:30-17:00

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

 

 

Honeywood Mini Explorers - Traditional Seaside Holidays

Wednesday 15 August 11:00-13:00

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

Ages 6-10.

More detail in due course

Cost Free (donations welcomed).

Pre-book on 020 8770 4297. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
 

 

Wedding and Events Fair

Sunday 9 September 11:00-16:00

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 www.eventsbyinspire.co.uk.

For updates and daily inspiration please find us on Facebook @eventsbyinspire.co.uk.

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

 

Carshalton Walking Tour

Saturday 22 September 09:30

Starting at 9.30 from Carshalton Station.

4.5 mile circular walk with guide Ian Bull. The day will prove what an attractive and surprisingly rural place Carshalton has remained, truly one of London's finest villages.

Includes Carew Manor and Dovecote, All Saints Church, Carshalton Water Tower and Honeywood Museum.

Ends 4.30pm at Honeywood. Free but please book on 020 8770 4297.
 

 

Open House London

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September

Open House London is the capital's largest annual festival of architecture and design. Buildings taking part in Sutton include Honeywood, Whitehall, Little Holland House, Central Library, Carew Manor, Russettings, and many more!
 

 

Houses and Landscapes in 18th Century Carshalton

Sunday 23 September 11:30

18th Century Carshalton contained several large houses built for wealthy London merchants. This guided walk with Andrew Skelton explores the sites of the buildings and the associated landscapes.

Starts in front of Honeywood at 11:30 and ending at the Carshalton Water Tower about 13:00.

Free but please book on 020 8770 4297.
 

 

Water Engineering in 18th Century Carshalton

Sunday 23 September 14:00

In the 18th century significant engineering work was undertaken to create gardens and mill sites. Guided walk with John Phillips exploring the surviving features.

Starts at 14:00 in front of Honeywood Museum and ends by looking at the Water Tower.

Free but please book on 020 8770 4297 (approx 1½ hours).
 

Alfred & Salamanda - Live at Honeywood!

Thursday 27 September 19:45

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

Once again we are delighted to welcome back The Alfred & Salamanda Saxophone Quartet, whose popular concerts never fail to enthral us at Honeywood Museum. The quartet gives recitals, plays for weddings and at garden and birthday parties and has helped raise money for charities such as Save the Children, Macular Society and The Rotary Club. This evening’s concert will be an eclectic mix of music arranged for saxophone quartet. There will be no interval but refreshments will be taken after the concert in the drawing room. The concert will last for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
 

Tickets are £7 (Friends £6) - Includes post-concert wine and nibbles.

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

Honeywood Book Club

Sunday 30 September 14:30-16:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

This month's book:
  To Kill a Mocking Bird 
Harper Lee

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
 

 

David Knights-Whittome: Images on Glass
Photographic Techniques of the Edwardian Studio

Thursday 18 October 19:00-20-00

Illustrated talk by Abby Matthews of Sutton Archives. Come and learn about Edwardian glass plate photography, as it relates to the David Knights-Whittome Studio in Sutton High Street from 1904-1918.

Free event, but call/email to reserve your place. 0208 770 4746 abby.matthews@sutton.gov.uk.
 

 

Vile Victorians

Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 October (throughout opening hours)

Get into the Halloween spirit by following our gruesome fact trail around our spookily decorated house.

Can you work out what the vile Victorians used our museum objects for? If you can do all this then you can earn a place on our leaderboard.
 

 

Honeywood Mini Explorers - Halloween traditions

Wednesday 24 October 11:00-13:00

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

Ages 6-10.

More details in due course.

Cost Free (donations welcomed).

Pre-book on 020 8770 4297. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
 

Black British Civil Rights Heroines

Thursday 25 October 19:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

An illustrated talk by Tony Warner.

The bias in schools gives the impression that racism and civil rights was an American issue and totally ignores the struggles Black British people endured. This presentation will provide the names and achievements of those Black women born or resident here that fought against British racism over the last 300 years.

Includes: Florence Mills, Mavis Best, Adelaide Hall, Sybil Phoenix, Connie Mark, Linda Bellos, Will Brown and many others. Issues covered include; virginity testing at Heathrow, deaths in custody, Saturday schools, Educationally Sub Normal classes, theatre, the Royal Navy, politics and much more.

We are delighted that we will be joined by members of the Black Cultural Archives based in Windrush Square, Brixton.

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

 

 

Creepy Craft

Friday 26 October 15:00-15:30

Be Halloween-ready - come along and make a spooky pop up craft and a scary mask in preparation for Halloween. Tickets £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 Book Club

Sunday 28 October 14:30-16:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

This month's book:
  The Necessary Aptitude - A Memoir 
Pam Ayres

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
 

 

Postcards from the Front

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November (throughout normal opening)

A weekend of remembrance for the end of WW1. Display of personal postcards sent home to loved ones, replica posters, service man’s jacket.
 

Jane Seymour: the Haunted Queen

Thursday 22 November 19:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

 

Honeywood Book Club

Sunday 25 November 14:30-16:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

This month's book:
  Vinegar Girl 
Anne Tyler

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
 

 

Carshalton Frost Fair/Christmas at Honeywood

Saturday 1 December (EVENT TO BE CONFIRMED)

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

More details nearer the time.
 

Honeywood Book Club

Sunday 16 December 14:30-16:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

This month's book:
  The Santa Klaus Murder 
Mavis Hay

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.
 

The Ponds - Houses and People 1860-1913

Thursday 28 February 19:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

The illustrated talk by local historian John Phillips covering the years 1890-1914, which sold out in 2018, is updated to cover 1860-1913.

John Phillips will look at the people living in the large houses around Carshalton Ponds in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It was a period when Carshalton was beginning to change into a suburb but much of the old village was still in place. It was a society shattered by the First World War and which disappeared rapidly thereafter.


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

The Ramsden Theodolite that started it all

The History of Ordnance Survey

Thursday 25 April 19:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

Since the eighteenth century when English generals realised that available mapping wasn’t suitable for hunting rebellious Scotsmen across acres of wild Scottish Highlands the Ordnance Survey has been the country’s national mapping organisation, now responsible for keeping millions of pieces of data up to date for British business and citizens.

John Dancy started work penning a black line on an enamel plate. He finished,
47 years later, in charge of the team that created Ordnance Survey’s classic paper maps from electronic data. His talk will be a very brief history of the development of this organisation, showing why it is still regarded as the world leader.

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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