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 and exhibitions 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 photographs, so long as it is done sensibly and with respect to 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 the building and its grounds.
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. Why not pop in and browse!?
We have a really delightful new collection of greetings cards designed by local artist Julie Curry, depicting flowers, fruit and wildlife.
The Tea Room at Honeywood Museum
The Tea Room is open Monday to Thursday from 09:30 to 17:30, and Friday to Sunday (and Bank Holidays) from 09:30 to 19:30. Earlier closure at 17:00 may be necessary due to wet weather. 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 (both 40p) will be available from the Tea Room - a natural food for our resident water fowl, and an exploration of lovely Carshalton to wander whilst discovering its historic past!
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.
Wedding Ceremonies at Honeywood
Sutton Council has made Honeywood Museum available for civil ceremonies and weddings. This beautiful historic venue offers value for money, and is perfectly placed for small intimate ceremonies. Steeped in history, the venue will ensure your special day is remembered with love and joy. Further information here. Download a copy of the brochure and enquire with the team to book a viewing. Limited availability.
Guides to Honeywood Museum in other languages
Our first three Guides are available from Reception to guide you round our lovely Museum:
What's on and coming up at Honeywood Museum
See also our Regular Events and Exhibitions pages. Full details of events in the months ahead here >>>