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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's 2018 Autumn Raffle

£1 Tickets available from 29 August at Honeywood Museum

Winning tickets to be drawn by world famous local author Alison Weir
at Honeywood Museum on Thursday 22 November

* A Traditional Christmas Hamper worth £100 *

* £50 Gift Voucher for The Sun Pub Carshalton *

* Two Main Meals at The Greyhound Hotel Carshalton *

* Case of Drinks from The Hope Pub Carshalton *

* Free Eye Test and Half Price on Any Purchase at Ridlingtons Opticians Carshalton *

* Sutton Cut & Blow Dry at Hair on Broadway *

* £20 Gift Card for a Luxury Cream Tea at Honeywood Tearoom *

* £15 Gift Card for Woodcote Green Garden Centre Wallington *

* £5 Voucher for The House of Flowers Carshalton Beeches *

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!
 

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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.
 

Sandpits in the garden

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout August. 14:30-17:00

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

 

Wedding and Events Fair

Sunday 9 September 11:00-16:00

We are back for the 6th year for our Annual wedding fair in Carshalton!

We have everything you could need for your big day, from dresses, flowers and stationery to entertainment and transport.

If you are planning a wedding, party or an important event then this is the place to be inspired!

Honeywood Museum is a Grade II listed historical building situated right next to the picturesque Carshalton Ponds in Surrey. Following the last 5 years of bustling and successful wedding fairs, the suppliers return to help brides and grooms start planning their special day! The suppliers are all local to the area and provide the very best service. 

Come along and see some of Inspire's very best suppliers in action!

Admission free.
 

 

Carshalton Walking Tour

Saturday 22 September 09:30

Starting at 9.30 from Carshalton Station.

4.5 mile circular walk with guide Ian Bull. The day will prove what an attractive and surprisingly rural place Carshalton has remained, truly one of London's finest villages.

Includes Carew Manor and Dovecote, All Saints Church, Carshalton Water Tower and Honeywood Museum.

Ends 4.30pm at Honeywood. Free but please book on 020 8770 4297.
 

London Borough of Sutton Buildings of Interest Openings

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September

Click on the image to the left for all the details.

 

Houses and Landscapes in 18th Century Carshalton

Sunday 23 September 11:30

18th Century Carshalton contained several large houses built for wealthy London merchants. This guided walk with Andrew Skelton explores the sites of the buildings and the associated landscapes.

Starts in front of Honeywood at 11:30 and ending at the Carshalton Water Tower about 13:00.

Free but please book on 020 8770 4297.
 

 

Water Engineering in 18th Century Carshalton

Sunday 23 September 14:00

In the 18th century significant engineering work was undertaken to create gardens and mill sites. Guided walk with John Phillips exploring the surviving features.

Starts at 14:00 in front of Honeywood Museum and ends by looking at the Water Tower.

Free but please book on 020 8770 4297 (approx 1½ hours).
 

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.
 

Honeywood Book Club

Sunday 30 September 14:30-16:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

This month's book:
  To Kill a Mocking Bird 
Harper Lee

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
 

 

David Knights-Whittome: Images on Glass
Photographic Techniques of the Edwardian Studio

Thursday 18 October 19:00-20-00

Illustrated talk by Abby Matthews of Sutton Archives. Come and learn about Edwardian glass plate photography, as it relates to the David Knights-Whittome Studio in Sutton High Street from 1904-1918.

Free event, but call/email to reserve your place. 0208 770 4746 abby.matthews@sutton.gov.uk.
 

 

Vile Victorians

Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 October (throughout opening hours)

Get into the Halloween spirit by following our gruesome fact trail around our spookily decorated house.

Can you work out what the vile Victorians used our museum objects for? If you can do all this then you can earn a place on our leaderboard.
 

Honeywood Mini Explorers - Halloween Traditions

Wednes
day 24 October 11:00-13:00

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

We will explore Halloween traditions from around the world.  As a group play pin the hat on the witch.  Listen to spooky stories and create mini ghosts using hand prints

For children aged between six and ten years only

Free
but must be pre-booked
at the Museum or by 'phone on 020 8770 4297 (donations welcomed)
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult

 

Black British Civil Rights Heroines

Wednesday 24 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.

We are delighted that we will be joined by members of the Black Cultural Archives based in Windrush Square, Brixton.

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

 

 

Creepy Craft

Friday 26 October 15:00-15:30

Be Halloween-ready - come along and make a spooky pop up craft and a scary mask in preparation for Halloween. Tickets £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 Book Club

Sunday 28 October 14:30-16:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

This month's book:
  The Necessary Aptitude - A Memoir 
Pam Ayres

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
 

 

Postcards from the Front

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November (throughout normal opening)

A weekend of remembrance for the end of WW1. Display of personal postcards sent home to loved ones, replica posters, service man’s jacket.
 

Jane Seymour: the Haunted Queen

Thursday 22 November 19:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

The Friends' Grand Autumn Raffle

Alison Weir has kindly agreed to draw the winning tickets at this event.

A list of the prizes on offer will appear here shortly.

Honeywood Book Club

Sunday 25 November 14:30-16:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

This month's book:
  Vinegar Girl 
Anne Tyler

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 1 December

A Friends of Honeywood Museum and Ecolocal Event

Save the Date!

More details nearer the time.
 

Honeywood Book Club

Sunday 16 December 14:30-16:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

This month's book:
  The Santa Klaus Murder 
Mavis Hay

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.
 

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

A Trip Around South-East England by Train

Thursday 28 March 19:30

A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event

Local railway historian and enthusiast John Parkin takes a trip by train through South-East England and explores some of the attractions to be found after leaving the station. This illustrated talk, with many nostalgic scenes from the days of yesteryear, will take us though some of the towns and villages and surrounding countryside looking at castles, churches, seaside resorts, historic pubs and much more besides – with plenty of railway pictures too.

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 or simply print and return booking form
 

   


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