About Honeywood Museum
Honeywood Museum is a Grade II listed building next to the picturesque Carshalton Ponds in the heart of Carshalton's historic Conservation Area. Surrounded by historic buildings and water features the locality forms one of the most interesting and attractive areas in Greater London. The family-friendly museum re-opened in May 2012 after a complete refurbishment following a Heritage Lottery Fund grant. The building dates back to the mid 17th century, with Victorian and Edwardian extensions, including a fine Billiards Room, Drawing Room and Victorian Scullery. There are exhibitions which tell the fascinating history of the house and the people who lived there, and illustrate the history of the Borough of Sutton, the development of Carshalton from its entry as Aultone in the Doomsday Book to the thriving village it has become, and the historic environs of the River Wandle.
The Museum has an on-going diary of events which illuminate the history of many aspects of the Borough of Sutton, and a fascinating range of topics beyond. Look out for the delightful collection of Edwardian toys on display in the Childhood Room and visit the lovely tea room and The Friends' Shop with its range of publications, greetings cards, pocket-money toys and unusual gifts. The Friends support all this, and very much more.
Visitors are welcome to take photos, so long as it is done sensibly and in respect of other visitors.
Honeywood is owned by the London Borough of Sutton and run by council staff assisted by volunteers supported by both the council and The Friends. The Friends are currently providing financial assistance to Sutton council with the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of its building and its grounds.
Honeywood Museum, Honeywood Walk, Carshalton SM5 3NX - Telephone 020 8770 4297 - Find Honeywood Museum
Honeywood Museum is currently open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 to 17:00. Sutton Council's current information relating to booking a visit may be found here. Visitors are requested to wear face masks whilst on the premises. A regular cleansing regime is in operation, and hand sanitisers are freely available.
The Friends' Shop at Honeywood Museum
Our shop, selling unusual gifts, pocket money toys and a range of local publications is open throughout the Museum's opening times. You do not need an appointment to pop in and browse! We're currently accepting payment by card only (unless you happen to have the 'right money' in your hand!!).
NEW! Edward the Elephant goes to the beach in our new summer card now available in our shop. Find out more here.
The Tea Room at Honeywood Museum
The Tea Room is open daily Monday to Thursday 09:30-18:00 and Friday to Sunday 09:30-19:30.
Indoor and outdoor service is provided, as well as takeaways.
When Honeywood Museum is closed our ever-popular Duck Food and our Carshalton Heritage Walk booklet will be available from the Tea Room, both for just 30p. A natural food for our resident water fowl, and an exploration of lovely Carshalton to wander whilst discovering its historic past!
Guides to Honeywood Museum in other languages
Our first three Guides are available from Reception to guide you round our lovely Museum:
The Honeywood Garden Project
Find out about Honeywood’s historic gardens and the features they hold. Follow our progress as we interpret them, and plans to renovate and restore them start to be made.
Picture Postcard History
Ever since picture postcards gained popularity in the early years of the 20th century they have recorded the history of the people and the locations in which they lived, and remain a fascinating insight into the lives of bygone times. Carshalton, Wallington and Beddington were no different, and... More>>>