Our Summer Holiday events for children and families start on 24 July with the Museum's Dinosaur Summer throughout the holidays during the Museum's normal opening hours.
During August, on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 14:30 to 16:30 The Friends' sandpits in the back garden will be available for a little seaside fun.
Our Tea Room will be open for teas, coffees, cold drinks, light meals and (of course!) ice creams!!
We’ve just added a lot of great new Events to our Website. Many are FREE, a few require advance booking, some are awaiting a little further detail:
Lots of new Special Events, two new Regular Events and further activities at Little Holland House.
We've also been able to update our Exhibitions page at long last.
Sutton Council's Character Appraisal & Management Plan
If you love Carshalton, and care about it's unique and historic features, then please do get involved in planning for the longer term future of the area. The Board of Trustees of The Friends of Honeywood Museum received a most interesting, and thought-provoking, presentation from Duncan Clarke (Sutton's Strategic Planning Manager) and his colleague Dean James at a meeting this evening, and we were encouraged by what we heard, and will be responding formally in due course.
Please note the dates in the image above right.
Find Sutton Council's Consultation page HERE.
If you find it easier, read the Council's Consultation Document 'on screen' (we think it makes very interesting reading) or download it to save and read later or over time HERE.
Then respond from the bottom of Sutton Council's Consultation page HERE.
We’re delighted to announce that, after several years’ absence, Frank Dickinson’s wonderful painting from 1940 Bomb incident in Carshalton High Street will be re-hung at Honeywood Museum during the afternoon of Friday 21 June.
The Friends of Honeywood Museum have funded the re-framing of the painting to museum standards, and it’s return to Honeywood coincides with the start of Carshalton Artists Open Studios weekends 22/23 and 29/30 June which focus on Frank Dickinson’s work at Little Holland House, Honeywood and elsewhere.
Greetings Cards of the image will be available to purchase at the Museum’s Shop.
Updated 21 June - We're delighted to inform our visitors that our recent electrical problems have been resolved and full access to the Museum has now been restored. Thank you for your patience.
Updated 18 June
We're working as hard as possible with our contractors to remedy this issue, the cause of which has now been identified. We very much hope to have the matter rectified by Friday 21 June.
Due to an electrical fault, there is currently no public access to the upper floor in the Museum. This also means that there is no Wi-Fi on site.
We are trying to respond to emails sent to Honeywood as quickly as possible, but please be aware that there may be a delay in replying to you. The fault could also make our telephone reception more difficult than usual.
We do apologise for any inconvenience caused by this, and are working to resolve the fault as quickly as possible.
The ground floor is open, with the new exhibition of art works by Horace Mann Livens and a last chance to see the Women in the Frame exhibition.
For family visitors, we have moved our wooden Brio railway and some other toys downstairs.
The Tea Room is open as usual.
Not everyone may be in a position to read the new interpretation boards recently installed in Beddington Park, which offer a great insight into the park's heritage. To help more people enjoy... More >>>
Available from our shop - just £12 for this very special local mug.
(Sorry we can't yet accept cards for payment.)
At Little Holland House
Linocut workshop inspired by the arts and crafts designs of Frank Dickinson
Sunday 23 June, Friday 28 June, Sunday 30 June
- or arrive at 13:30 for walk round the house for inspiration!
Explore the artwork of Frank Dickinson in a creative lino print workshop based in the artists former home. Frank Dickinson, whose work is being celebrated in this year’s Carshalton Artists Open Studio trail, was an artist, designer and craftsman who built Little Holland House in Carshalton Beeches in 1902-4.
See our Little Holland House page for complete details and how to book.
Just £12 to own a very special mug! Pubs that are so much a part of the history and social life of Carshalton and the conservation area around Honeywood Museum and Carshalton Ponds.
Carshalton Artists Open Studios will, in 2019 celebrate the work of Carshalton Arts and Crafts artist, Frank Dickinson. Dickinson built and then made the stunning interiors of the grade 2 listed Little Holland House. Sutton Museums and Heritage will collaborate with CAOS and will open Little Holland House for all four days of the CAOS festival.
In 2018 CAOS celebrated the work of Pauline Boty, with three schools joining CAOS artists in producing nearly 300 works of A5 artwork, inspired by Boty and displayed in businesses across Carshalton. Carshalton Artists plan on doing the same with Dickinson in 2019.
We are participating in this major local event. See paintings from the Museum Collection, create your own masterpiece and have it displayed at Honeywood.
Free, drop in.
Saturday 22 to Sunday 29 June (during opening hours)
Julian Heath Photography at Honeywood
Julian is delighted to be back at Honeywood Museum for this year’s CAOS festival of art.
Last year, he won the very prestigious first prize in the annual ‘Beautiful Surrey’ photographic competition organised by Surrey Life magazine.
Please do come and see him at Honeywood Museum; he has some really lovely new images plus a few old favourites and conversation pieces too.
Saturdays and Sundays 22/23 and 29/30 June
Meet local artist Hana Horack and see some of her recent work
Saturday 22 and Sunday 30 June 14:00-16:00
Fabric and Felt Fun at Honeywood
Join Team Imagineers for fun with fabric and felt. Help us make an artwork to brighten a ward at St Helier Hospital. Friendly expert artists will help you use hand powered sewing machines and learn felting techniques. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Sewing activity suitable for children aged seven and over. Drop in, no booking required. Free.
Tickets now available
A Friends of Honeywood Museum Event
To celebrate Black History Month the Friends of Honeywood Museum bring you an evening of jazz originally played by the Greats to illustrate the huge contribution that Black musicians made to the jazz era.
Enrico Tomasso enjoys a well-earned international reputation, including best trumpet category winner in the 2018 British Jazz Awards. Age seven he met and played for Louis Armstrong, resulting in a life-long friendship.
‘It is a mark of true distinction when a jazz trumpeter plays with such fluency and apparent ease that you listen to the music and not the technique’ (Dave Gelly, The Observer).
Alongside Enrico is very skilled and knowledgeable pianist Hugh Crozier. ‘Nothing could ever muddy up the pianist’s vibrant solos’. (Jazz Review).
Tickets £10 (Friends £8) include a glass of wine and nibbles.
Please ‘phone 020 8642 4778 to book.
Songs of Summer - Music for a Midsummer’s Evening
Friday 21 June 19:30
Carshalton Opera and The Friends of Honeywood Museum
A collaborative Fundraising Event
An evening of live Music at Honeywood Museum
Maggie Cooper (Soprano), Keziah Thomas (Harp) and Elizabeth Andrews (Cello) will perform a selection of popular music including Britten Folk Songs, Manuel de Falla’s Siete canciones populares españolas and Bachianas Brasilieras by Villa Lobos.
Tickets are £20 and will include a glass of wine and nibbles
Please phone 020 8642 4778 to book or obtain your tickets online at www.carshaltonopera.com.