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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!

Fridays 28 July, 4, 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
 

Victorian Leisure – and Pleasure!

Thursday 27 July 19:30

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

Wednesday 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

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

 

 

 

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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
 

 

 

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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)
 

 

 

 

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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
 

 

 

 

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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 www.openhouselondon.org.uk
 

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

 

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
 

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

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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