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Please be aware that some events may need prior booking

Carshalton Artists Open Studios

Saturday & Sunday 24/25 June and Saturday/Sunday 1/2 July

See our Exhibitions page for details of our associated Carshalton in Paint Exhibition

Carshalton Artists Open Studios will celebrate the rich diversity of cultural activities in Carshalton, with thirty artists exhibiting over fifteen locations. This exciting new event will bring to the community original exhibitions, engaging demonstrations and free workshops. The Carshalton Artists Open Studios festival will take visiting audiences on a journey of discovery, encouraging them to visit Carshalton’s amazing array of talented artists, heritage centres, historical buildings, places of outstanding natural beauty and vibrant galleries

Carshalton Place , (the house and orangery with All Saints Church behind it). The view looks across Carshalton Park with the stream flowing from the grotto Carshalton Church in Surrey in 1754 This is a charmingly naive painting of All Saints Church which overlooks Carshalton Ponds by an unknown artist Carshalton Ponds by Fred Yates

CAOS brings together a highly talented community of artists, from a rich diversity of backgrounds, using a wide range of artistic expression and includes artists that have exhibited at the prestigious RA Summer Show and Mall Galleries. Neal and Helena Vaughan (Festival organisers) explain that “this amazing festival will engage existing audiences and those who do not normally participate in arts, drawing them into the area to experience the hugely talented artists, vibrant community and breathtaking cultural heritage Carshalton has to offer”

You can find out who’s exhibiting, what’s on and when at and follow the fun on Twitter @Carshalton_art #CAOSart17

Wallington Walk - Medieval to 19th Century

Sunday 25 June 14:00

With historian Andrew Skelton take a linear walk through Old Wallington. Looking at landscape and buildings from the medieval to the early 19th century. Stout shoes recommended. Meet outside The Grange (London Road/Beddington Park), ending near Holy Trinity parish church. £3 per person, £2.50 for Friends of Whitehall

For bookings and further information contact us on 020 8770 5670 or email us at


Saturday and Sunday 8/9 July 10:00 - 17:00

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

Gift Shop

Open throughout the weekend selling a range of unusual gifts and cards, along with items of local history interest - many of the gifts have a seaside theme!

Children’s Activities

(Please note activities do not require pre-booking but space is limited)

Throughout the weekend there will be drop in crafts, sand pits, beach toys, traditional side shows and games

Traditional side shows include Coconut shy, Hook a Duck, Ball in Bucket, Flip a Frog (with chance to win a small prize), Lucky Dip and Tombola (There will be a small charge for the Lucky Dip and Tombola)


Special Events


Saturday 8 July

12:00-12:30 Penny Royal Clog Dancers
11:00, 13:00 and 15:00 Magic Shows


14:15 Commotion in the Ocean
15:00 The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch
15:45 Winnie at the Seaside
16:30  Commotion in the Ocean

Sunday 9 July

10:00-13:45 Alfred and Salamanda saxophone quartet play for you!


11:30 Commotion in the Ocean
12:15 The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch
13:00 Winnie at the Seaside

12:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00 Magic Shows

14:00-15:00 Wandle Ceilidh Band's Pop-up Ceilidh

Tea Room

Open throughout the weekend selling hot and cold drinks, snacks

Honeywood Book Club

Sunday 9 July 14:30 - 16:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

This month's book:
  The Rejected Writers' Book Club
Suzanne Kelman

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

Men of The Wrythe Memorial

Wednesday 12 July - Sunday 16 July

Between these dates we will be providing Information on WW1 to coincide with the Men of The Wrythe memorial unveiling that is taking place on Saturday 15 July.  Children can follow our WW1 Poster Trail as they make their way through the museum

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

Sunday 16 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

Grange Garden Walk

Sunday 16 July 14:00

Be guided around the Grange Garden by local historian John Phillips and learn all about its history as Alfred Smee’s elaborate 19th century garden with its past fern glens, orchards, glasshouses, brooks, streams and more!

FREE, but must be pre-booked on 020 8770 6060

This walk is being delivered as part of the Beddington Park Heritage Lottery project to restore and improve Beddington Park

Summer Holidays - Fairies & Pixies
Celebrating  the 100th Anniversary of the Cottingley Fairies Photographs

Saturday 22 July – Sunday 3 September

We are showing images and information about this ‘Apparent’ Hoax back in 1901

Free drop in craft throughout opening hours. Colour in a Fairy and add this to our garden tree stumps. Take your photo and tag the Museum on Facebook so we can see you are away with the fairies and tell us whether you believe it was a hoax or not! Keep an eye out on the Museum's Facebook page and visit us in Honeywood to see what our fairy named Honey and the mischievous Pixie named Woody are up to when the museum shuts at night!

Fridays 28 July, 4, 11, 18 & 25 August and 1 September 15:00 -

Join us and make Fairy and Pixie Sticks ‘size appropriate’ Fairy and Pixie garden doors and jingle bells while singing our rhyme in the garden to make the small creatures happy! Ticketed event: £2.50 a child, suitable for children aged 3 upwards

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Pre-booking required. Please telephone 8770 4297

Victorian Leisure – and Pleasure!

Thursday 27 July 19:

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

An illustrated talk from Ian Bevan, City of London Guide and Lecturer, looking at the many and varied ways in which the Victorians enjoyed themselves

The Victorians were the first to organise leisure time and leisure activities. This talk illustrates the many and varied ways in which Victorians enjoyed themselves, including family sing-songs, walks in the park, going to the seaside and of course the appreciation of theatre and all forms of music

Tickets are £4.50 (£3.50 Friends)

Please phone 020 8642 4778 to book


The Oaks

Sunday 6 August 14:30

A guided walk through the park exploring its history from the 18th c to the present led by local historian John Phillips. This estate was developed by John Burgoyne and the 12th Earl of Derby in the 18th century

Meet outside the cafe near the Croydon Lane entrance to the park

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

Honeywood Mini Explorers - Victorian School

day 9 August 11:00 - 13:00

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

Aimed at children aged 6-10 years

The children will have Victorian Maths, English & Geography lessons!

FREE, but must be pre-booked on 020 8770 4297

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

Honeywood Mini Explorers - A Cross Stitch Session

day 23 August 11:00 - 13:00

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

Aimed at children aged 6-10 years

We will look at how history can be represented in cross stitch, and the children will design a cross stitch linked to history and create it

FREE, but must be pre-booked on 020 8770 4297

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




Environmental Fair

Bank Holiday Monday 28 August

The Friends' Gazebo will be up and running with all sorts of delightful gifts and children's games throughout the event in Carshalton Park- more details nearer the time.







Wedding and Events Fair

Sunday 3 September 10:00 - 17:00

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 (for updates and daily inspiration please find us on Facebook) working with Honeywood Museum

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






The Oaks, General Burgoyne and the 12th Earl of Derby

Thursday 7 September 19:30

The Oaks mansion house which stood in Oaks Park, Carshalton was the site of a spectacular party to celebrate a marriage which ended in scandal. It was the place where the Oaks and Derby horse races were devised and was an architecturally significant building by Robert Taylor and Robert Adam. Illustrated talk by John Phillips

FREE but must be booked - telephone 020 8770 4297 to book (Booking for this talk opens Sat 1st July)








Honeywood: an Edwardian House and its People

Saturday and Sunday 9 & 10 September 10:00 - 17:00

Throughout the weekend Edwardian costumed guides will greet and talk to visitors. Information sheets will be available

Activities for children: Follow the Honeywood Window Trail, special Honeywood colouring sheets, create additions for the Honeywood Stories and Spaces 1680-2017 book of the house, replica toys to handle and dressing up

Saturday 9 September 14:30 and 16:00 guided tours led by local historian John Phillips “The Kirks at Honeywood in the Victorian and Edwar
dian period: how they developed their house"

FREE and no pre-booking required











Open House London

Honeywood Museum Saturday and Sunday 16 & 17 September 10:00 - 17:00

Throughout the weekend there will be special drawings of Honeywood to colour and the Honeywood Window Trail for children

Saturday 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00: guided tours led by local historian John Phillips “The Kirks at Honeywood in the Victorian and Edwardian period: how they developed their house"

Pilgrim Morris Men of Guildford at HW around 15:00 for approx 20 minutes

Little Holland House will be open Sunday 17 September 11:00 - 17:00

FREE and no pre-booking required

Open House London is the capital's largest annual festival of architecture and design. There will be a fascinating range of venues open to the public, with some new additions and plenty of activities for all the family. For full details please see

Pre-Raphaelite Painters & Poets

Thursday 28 September 19:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

This illustrated talk by Pete Smith, London City Walks

Pete traces the development of a movement that revolutionized the nineteenth-
century art scene and initially scandalized conventional Victorian society. While concentrating primarily on the paintings and writings of the Pre-Raphaelites, it will also deal with the colourful lives of the artists who produced them, and tell stories of drug abuse, sexual intrigues, suicide and even gruesome graveyard goings-on

Tickets are £4.50 (£3.50 Friends)

Please phone 020 8642 4778 to book

Is Sutton Part of Black History?

Thursday 26 October 19:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event
for Black History Month

We offer a very 'warm welcome' back to Sean Creighton, independent historian of slavery, abolition and British Black history, for another illustrated talk detailing many little known aspects of Sutton's black history

The baptism in Sutton on 15th April 1677 of John Sango, ‘a Moor’, in Sutton is a reminder that Africans and people of African descent have been living and working in Britain for centuries. Most came here because of Britain’s involvement in the slavery business and colonialism. As across the rest of the country there were many involved in the slavery business and then colonialism who lived or had family connections with Sutton. Sean will discuss these connections and the lives of the people involved

Tickets are £4.50 (£3.50 Friends)

Please phone 020 8642 4778 to book

Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession

Thursday 23 November 19:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

We are delighted to once again welcome back the renowned local author Alison Weir to Honeywood Museum

Fresh from the sophisticated palaces of Burgundy and France, Anne draws attention at the English court, embracing the play of courtly love. But when the King commands, nothing is ever a game. She has a spirit worthy of a crown – and a crown is what she seeks.  And so she embarks on her perilous course, which will plunge a kingdom into turmoil.

Alison Weir weaves new research and theories into the dark, powerful tale of Henry VIII’s second wife - a woman ahead of her time, who dared to question traditional concepts of femininity, and whose ambition drove her to gamble with the fickle nature of a dangerous king.

Mulled wine and mince pies included in the ticket price!

Tickets are £6 (£5 Friends)

Please phone 020 8642 4778 to book

Carshalton Frost Fair

Saturday 2 December 13:00 - 18:00

A Friends of Honeywood Museum & Ecolocal Event

Event details will be confirmed nearer the time

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