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Please be aware that some events may need prior booking

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!

The seaside continues at Honeywood!

The sandpits in the garden will be open every Wednesday and Friday 14:00-17:00 (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

Fridays 11, 18 & 25 August and 1 September 15:00-
16:00

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
 

Honeywood Mini Explorers - A Cross Stitch Session

Wednesday 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

Keep up to date with what's being planned HERE

Wedding and Events Fair

Sunday 3 September 11:00-17:00

 

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
 

For the full programme
of events in the
London Borough of Sutton
click
HERE

Heritage Open Days 2017

Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 September

 

Honeywood Museum, Honeywood Walk, Carshalton SM5 3NX

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

Booking is advised. Please telephone 020 8770 4297 to book. FREE

 

Honeywood, an Edwardian House and its People

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 10:00-17:00. Last entry 16:45

Chalk and flint house dating to 17c. with many later additions including major extensions of 1896 and 1903 when owned by John Pattinson Kirk, a London merchant. Rich in period detail and the interior recently restored and back stairs opened up with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund

Throughout the weekend Edwardian costumed guides will greet and talk to visitors. Printed 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 14:30 & 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"

No booking required. FREE

 

Carshalton Water Tower, West Street, Carshalton

Sunday 10 September 13:00-17:00

A unique 18th century Grade II listed building, which contains a suite of rooms: An Orangery; Saloon; Bathroom, with a deep plunge bath, and a Pump Chamber

There will also be guided tours of the mid 18th century listed landscape garden which features a Hermitage, and a Sham Bridge

No booking required, FREE.  Teas may be purchased

 

For the full programme
of events in the
London Borough of Sutton
click
HERE

Open House London 2017

Saturday and Sunday 16 and 17 September

 

All Saints Church Carshalton, High St, Carshalton SM5 3AQ

Saturday 16 12:00-17:00 & Sunday 17 12:45-17:00

12 century south aisle and former chancel. Blomfield nave, chancel, baptistry. Kempe glass, Bodley reredos and screen, spectacular Comper decorations, monuments and brasses, award winning lighting scheme, fine modern benches. A & R Blomfield 11th-19th c.

 

Honeywood Museum

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 10:00-17:00. Last entry 16:45

Chalk and flint house dating to 17c with many later additions including major extensions of 1896 and 1903 when owned by John Pattinson Kirk, a London merchant. Rich in period detail and the interior recently restored and back stairs opened up with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund

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

Saturday 16 14:00, 15:00 & 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

Saturday 16 Pilgrim Morris Men of Guildford at Honeywood from around 15:00 for approx 20 minutes. No booking required. FREE

 

Little Holland House, 40, Beeches Avenue, Carshalton SM5 3LW

Sunday 17 11:00-17:00

The former home of Frank R. Dickinson (1874-1961), artist, designer and craftsman, who built his house between 1902-04 in the English Arts and Crafts style, following the teachings and philosophies of William Morris and John Ruskin.  Inside the Grade II listed interior are his hand made furniture, paintings, interior decoration, carvings and metalwork, which still inspire visitors today

With very limited financial resources Dickinson built the house and made its furniture himself.

 

Carshalton Water Tower and Historic Gardens, West St, Carshalton SM5 2QG

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 13:00-17:00

Early 18th century Grade 11 listed building incorporating plunge bath with Delft tiles, orangery, saloon and pump chamber with part-restored water wheel. Hermitage and sham bridge in grounds. See the “Dodgy Bankers” exhibition

 

Carshalton Boys Sports College, Back gate, Wigmore Rd, Carshalton, SM5 1RH

Saturday 16 10:00-13:00 (max 10)

New dedicated English department in two-storey, 10 classroom teaching facility. Clad in dark brick, with floor to ceiling windows, it has a unique identity in a campus-like setting.  Maths classroom building clad in Cor-Ten Steel mesh panels. Fraser Brown MacKenna, 2014

 

Circle Library, Green Wrythe Lane, Carshalton SM5 1JJ

Saturday 16 10:00-13:00

An inviting, accessible contemporary social space. Full of natural light with spacious free-flowing areas, the building incorporates a range of environmental features including ground-source heating, sedum roof and rainwater harvesting. Curl la Tourelle Architects 2010

 

St Mary’s Church, Church Rd, Beddington SM6 7NJ

Sunday 17 14:00-17:00

A church on this site was recorded as far back as the time of the Domesday survey. The current Grade II* listed building dates from the 14th century, with extensive restoration and additions undertaken during the Victorian period. The church contains fine Arts and Crafts decoration including an organ screen by William Morris & Co. The Carew Chapel contains tombs and memorials to the Carew family dating from 1520 onwards. The Chancel has 15th century misericord choir stalls and 15th century brasses in the chancel floor

 

Carew Manor Tours, Church Rd, Beddington SM6 7NN

Sunday 17 - Tours at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00 & 14:00

Meet: Sunday 17 at The Dovecote, Church Rd, Beddington

FREE. Pre-booking required. Please telephone Honeywood Museum on 020 8770 4297

A chance to see the Grade I listed great hall with its timber hammer beam roof built for Richard Carew about 1510. 18thc and Victorian alterations. Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and James I visited. Site of important Elizabethan garden created by Sir Francis Carew

 

Guided Walks

 

Carshalton Walking Tour

Sunday 17 10:00

Meet at Carshalton Station, Station Rd, Carshalton, SM5 2HW

Ends at Honeywood Museum 4.30pm

FREE. Pre-booking required. Please telephone Honeywood Museum on 020 8770 4297

Five mile, circular walk visits an array of historic buildings dating from over a thousand years ago to just fifteen

Following the verdant banks of the River Wandle past several ancient Watermills and via a pioneering zero-energy development we enter the extensive Beddington Farmlands Nature Reserve, part of the Wandle Valley Regional Park. Seamlessly, we come to Beddington Park for lunch, a visit within the huge early 18th Century Dovecote and an exterior view of the 14th Century Carew Manor. A mile of most attractive parkland is followed by a brief yet appealing interlude of early Victorian houses. Emerging into Grove Park we see All Saints Church. Within this architectural gem that dates back to before the Domesday Book we'll admire the fine work of the ecclesiastical architect Sir Ninian Comper. Crossing Carshalton Ponds our journey visits the beautifully restored early 18th century Water Tower with its elaborate bathing facilities and the Hermitage, the charming adjacent parkland folly. We conclude at 16.30 with Honeywood local history museum, itself of 17th origin

Over 80% of our walk through 1,000 years has been off-road, like a day in the country, and Carshalton station is nearby

 

Honeywood Book Club

Sunday 24th September 14:30-16:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

This month's book:
  Strong Poison 
Dorothy L. Sayers

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

 

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
 

Honeywood Book Club

Sunday 22nd October 14:30-16:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

This month's book:
  A Boy Made of Blocks 
Keith Stewart

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

 

Honeywood Mini Explorers - The World of Beatrix Potter

Wednesday 25 October 11:00-13:00

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

 

Aimed at children aged 6-10 years

The children will create a mini Peter Rabbit Garden, listen to the Tale of Miss Tiggy Winkle and make a collage of Squirrel Nutkin

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

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

 

 

 

 

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Half Term

Wednesday 25 October to Sunday 29 October

Scream in the Museum

Prepare for Halloween with a free spooky drop in craft at the Museum during normal opening hours. Gather evidence to prove ‘WHO DID IT’! by following our ‘WHO DID IT’ trail. BEWARE! Honeywood Museum will be dressed for the occasion, and so should you! Come dressed up to add to the fun

FREE admission, donations welcomed

 

Friday 27 October 15:00-16:00

Spooky Pumpkin Afternoon

Turn your boring pumpkin into something terrifyingly beautiful with our paint, glitter and ghoulish sequins, make Ghostly Pictures and listen to our Halloween themed story. Come dressed up to get your sweets! (Medium pumpkin included)

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult

Tickets are £4 (£3.50 Friends). Pre-book at Honeywood or Tel: 020 8770 4297 
 

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

The Friends' fabulous Autumn Raffle.....

..... will be launched in late August and drawn at this event. Look out for details. Click on the pic for more details!! All proceeds go towards supporting our wonderful Museum.

 

 

 

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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 26th November 14:30-16:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

This month's book:
  My Grandmother Sends her Regards and Apologies 
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

 

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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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 17th 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

 

 

 

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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

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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