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

Tickets now available from Honeywood Museum for our
2017 Autumn Raffle! Some really fabulous prizes:
 

• A traditional Christmas Hamper worth £100
• 
Westcroft Leisure Centre, Gym Membership for three months
• A three course meal for two at The Greyhound Hotel, Carshalton
• Box of Speciality Beers from The Hope
• £50 meal voucher for The Sun
• 
Frank Di Lusso Hair, Hairdressing Voucher £32
Honeywood Tearoom, Luxury Cream Tea for  Two
Seven Hairdressing, £20 voucher + hair products
• Woodcote Green Garden Centre, Wallington - £15 voucher
House of Flowers, £10 florist voucher


Tickets £1 each - Winners to be drawn on 23rd November 2017
Huge thanks to those who donated the prizes

Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession

Thursday 23 November 19:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

Alison has kindly agreed to sign copies of the hardback edition of her latest book Anne Boleyn (£18.99), and paperback copies of her previous title Katherine of Aragon (£7.99) bought on the evening

Please remember that we are only able to accept cash or cheques

The Friends' fabulous Autumn Raffle

Tickets are now available from Honeywood Museum, and the draw will take place at this event. Click on the pic to the left for more details!! All proceeds go towards supporting our wonderful Museum.

 

Friday Drop-in Guided Tours of Honeywood Museum

November 24 and December 1, 8, 15 & 22 - 11:30 & 14:00

Learn more about how the house was used as a home

Free Admission, donations welcomed

Is it Christmas Yet?

Friday 24  November 16:00-17:00

We will be making festive favours, a Christmas card, listening to Christmas music and enjoying a Christmas story. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult

Tickets are £2.50 (£2 Friends). Pre book at Honeywood or Tel: 020 8770 4297

 

Honeywood Book Club

Sunday 26 November 14:30-16:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

This month's book:
  My Grandmother Sends her Regards and Apologises 
Frederick Backman

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
 



Click on the picture above
to see a little bit of
Christmas magic!!

Christmas at Honeywood

Saturday 2 December 12:00-17:00

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

HUGE FAMILY DAY! Christmas starts at Honeywood Museum!!

Twinkly lights all around the pond outside Honeywood, and inside a very festive Honeywood:


Father Christmas will be in his grotto from 12:00 to 17:00 (with a short break for him and his elves!)*
Special Christmas Magic Shows at 12:30, 13:30, 14:30 and 16:00*
The Wandle Ceilidh Band outside Honeywood from 12:00 to 13:00
The Penny Royal Clog Dancers from 13:00 to 14:00
Black Swan Border Morris dancing from 14:45 to 15:45
Local craft/gift stalls offering a lovely range of unusual Christmas presents from Calie Crafts
Carshalton Artists, Carshalton Ceramics, Carshalton Lavender, Emma's Art, Just Be Natural
and Sutton Fairtrade Community Group

Christmas Lucky Dip and Tombola

Our Tea Room will be offering warming mulled wine throughout the event

*Tickets for Father Christmas (£3 per child) and Magic Shows (£2 per child) will be available at the Museum from 11:00 on the day - children must be accompanied by a responsible adult

Further details will be added here as we get closer to the event - keep a look out!!
 

IT’S CHRISTMAS!

Saturday 9 December to Friday 22 December

Make paper baubles and add one to our tree, visit our star to post your Christmas wish and follow our themed trail around the museum during our normal opening hours

Free admission, donations welcomed

 

Honeywood Book Club

Sunday 17 December 14:30-16:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

This month's book:
  The Greatest Gift 
Philip Van Doren Stern

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
 

Christmas Afternoon

Friday 22 December 16:00-17:00

Join us to make a Father Christmas sign and Christmas favours, join a sing-along with our musical instruments and listen to our Christmas story. Suitable for six to ten year olds

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult

Tickets are £2.50 (£2 Friends). Pre book at Honeywood Museum or Tel: 020 8770 4297

 

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Fighting for Air: National Aircraft Factory Centenary Event
Design and
Make a “WW1 Poster”

Saturday 13 January 14:00-17:00

An artist led workshop inspired by the posters of WW1 looking at the “First Blitz” and spotting enemy aircraft FREE, no pre-booking required
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult

Historic Croydon Airport Trust (HCAT) has received £9,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project ‘Fighting for Air: The First World War Origins of Croydon Airport’. For more information on the project please see here

 

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Heritage Volunteers Day

Friday 19 January 11:00-15:00

Come to Honeywood today and discover the exciting world of opportunities available for volunteering with the Heritage Team. We have roles at Honeywood, Little Holland House, with the Whitehall Heritage Lottery Funded project, Local Studies and Archives and more! So whether you are interested in greeting visitors, giving guided tours, arty and crafty, or would like to help with Museum collections care or gardening we would like to meet you

There will be guided tours of Honeywood at 12 and 2pm. Full details of all roles will be available so come and meet us and find out more. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available.

 

Honeywood Book Club

Sunday 21 January 14:30-16:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

This month's book:
  A Spell of Winter 
Helen Dunmore

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
 

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A walk along Carshalton High Street

Sunday 28 January 14:00

A historical short walk along Carshalton’s High Street, looking for the buildings now gone, and at those remaining. Guides’ Andrew Skelton and John Phillips. Length 1½ hours. Trained therapy dogs only please. Meet in front of Honeywood Museum

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

 

Honeywood Mini Explorers - Paddington Bear

Sunday 14 February 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 Paddington Bear story, make a marmalade sandwich, play pin the hat on Paddington and join in with other themed crafts

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

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A 1912 Wallington Wedding

Wednesday 14 February 11:30-16:00

With love in the air, come and see the beautiful wedding dress worn by Emily Clara Brougham. She married Robert Henry Pentleton in the Holy Trinity Church in Wallington in 1912. Our Heritage Collection Officer will be on hand to give more information about this piece and to give insight into how we look after our collection

Why not treat yourself and your loved one to some tea and cake in our tearoom? A very romantic way to spend the afternoon

 

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Victorian Valentines

Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 February 11:30-16:30pm

Follow your heart through the museum on our trail and join us to make a Victorian Valentine card. Leave a note on our landing board about what makes your Valentine so special

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

 

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Chinese New Year - Year of the Dog

Friday 16 to Sunday 18 February 11:30-16:30

Are you a Dog, Monkey, Rooster or a Pig? Come and find out and celebrate Chinese New Year at Honeywood Museum. Have fun with themed craft and follow our ‘Famous Dogs’ trail

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

 

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

An illustrated talk by John Parkin, local transport historian and enthusiast

Local transport enthusiast and historian John Parkin shows a selection of pictures of trams, trolleybuses, buses and trains to illustrate the way that routes have evolved, vehicle types have come and gone and the way we travel has changed in past decades, where often the backdrop to a photo can depict the many social changes many of us have lived through. The South Met Tramways, London Transport and Southern Region of British Railways are looked at in some depth

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
 

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
 

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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)

 

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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

An illustrated talk by John Phillips, well-known local historian

John Phillips will look at the people living in the large houses around Carshalton Ponds in the late 19th and early 20th centuri
es. 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

 

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

 

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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

 

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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

Sunday 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

 

The Friends of Honeywood Museum
Annual General Meeting

Thursday 24 May 19:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event for Members Only

More details to follow

   


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