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

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

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
 

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
 

Honeywood Book Club

Sunday 17 June 14:30-16:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

This month's book:
  Hag-Seed 
Margaret Atwood

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 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 Beaches, will be an exciting new addition to the arts trail for CAOS in 2018. 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 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

 

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

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
 

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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 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
 

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 
 

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

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
   
 

Jane Seymour: the Haunted Queen

Thursday 22 November 19:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

We're delighted to welcome back Alison Weir for another of her popular talks

Against a backdrop of religious revolution, plague and insurrection, Jane, newly married to Henry, must bear the son he desperately needs - or face the consequences. Will she be able to give the King what he wants?

 

Tickets are £7 (£6 Friends) - Ticket prices include mulled wine and mince pies!

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

 

Carshalton Frost Fair/Christmas at Honeywood

Saturday 1 December (EVENT TO BE CONFIRMED)

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

More details nearer the time
 

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
 

   


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