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Fantastic range of events at borough’s museums this Christmas

Sutton’s museums and heritage team has arranged an excellent and wide ranging series of events on the run up to Christmas.

To see our full programme of events, and for bookings, please see

Honeywood Museum

Honeywood Walk, Carshalton SM5 3NX

Tel: 020 8770 4297 email:

Open Wednesday – Friday 11am – 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm. Closed Bank Holiday Mondays. Tea room Opening hours Weds-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat and Sun 10am-5pm.

Christmas opening hours:Closing at 5pm on Saturday 22nd December and reopening on Wednesday 2nd January.

Saturday 1st December 1pm-6pm

Carshalton Frost Fair

The Friends of Honeywood Museum and Ecolocal are again organising a Frost Fair. This will be held at Carshalton Ponds, along Honeywood Walk, Festival Walk and the Memorial Gardens. There will be stalls, a hog roast and live music.

In Honeywood Museum there will be children’s entertainments, including Santa’s Grotto, magic shows and children’s Christmas crafts.

For further details please see the Friends of Honeywood Museum website

Sunday 2nd December – Saturday 22nd December (throughout opening hours)

Honeywood Advent Calendar

Honeywood Museum

Honeywood is decorated for Christmas, come along and open our advent calendar to collect and decorate your own Christmas tree decoration. All welcome. Free

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th December (throughout opening hours)

Christmas at Honeywood

Honeywood Museum

Admire our Christmas decorations while listening to our festive music playing in the background and read some Christmas stories in our cosy corner. Follow our Christmas Trail to make it on to our Christmas leaderboard and win a Honeywood pencil just in time to write your Christmas list!

All welcome. Free


Little Holland House

40, Beeches Avenue, Carshalton

LIttle Holland House is the former home of artist, designer and craftsman Frank Dickinson (1874-1961). A unique interpretation of the English arts and crafts movement, the Grade II* interior was created entirely by Dickinson, inspired by the ideals of John Ruskin and William Morris and contains Dickinson’s paintings, hand-made furniture, furnishings, metalwork and carving, in a unique fusion of Art Nouveau and the English Arts and Crafts style. With very limited finances Dickinson designed and built the house himself between 1902-04 – the ultimate in DIY! Little Holland House provides wheelchair access to ground floor.

Open the first Sunday of each month. No booking required. Free admission, donations welcomed.

Sunday 2nd December 11am-5pm

Family Christmas Open Day

Little Holland House

Little Holland House is an Arts and Crafts treasure chest created by Frank Dickinson. It was also a very happy family home. Enjoy seeing the house decorated for Christmas, follow the Trail, and make “Arts and Crafts” Christmas tree decorations to take home.

Drop in. Free


Wednesday 5th December 2-4pm

Christmas Time Tour

Little Holland House

Enjoy a special visit to this unique house accompanied by a guide. A chance see the decorations and spend time in the extraordinary decorative interior of the house. Discover some of the sources that inspired Frank Dickinson’s creativity.

Tickets are £6.50 including tea, coffee and Christmas cake.

Please pre-book on eventbrite as places are limited.

Whitehall Historic House

1, Malden Rd, Cheam SM3 8QD

Tel: 020 8770 5670 email:

Open Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm.

Tea room open Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 10.30am-4.30pm

Christmas opening

Closing at 5pm on Saturday 22nd December and reopening on Thursday 3rd January.

Friday 7th December 3.30-9pm

Whitehall at the Cheam Christmas Fair.

Whitehall Historic House

Begin your countdown to Christmas with a visit to a festive Whitehall.

Father Christmas will be visiting us 3.30-6.30pm. Please note this is bookable in advance. Bookings open from Thursday 22nd November in person and by telephone only at Whitehall Historic House throughout opening hours. Tickets £2.00 per child.Telephone 020 8770 5670. We will also open our Christmas Craft Fair.

Stalls, entertainment and activities from 5pm with the lights switch on at 7pm in Cheam Village.

Friday 7th evening and Saturday 8th 10am – 5pm

Dreaming of a Whitehall Christmas Craft Fair

Whitehall Historic House

Visit the house this weekend to browse and buy unique handmade gifts for Christmas created by local craftspeople.

Sunday 9th, Saturday and Sunday 15th and 16th December

Christmas Weekend Activities

Whitehall Historic House

A chance to step out of the pre Christmas rush and enjoy the spirit of Christmas at Whitehall. Explore the house, enjoy the decorations, and relax….Drop in Christmas crafts each day throughout opening hours.

Mince pies and Christmas cake will be available in the tea room.

In addition on Sunday 9th there will be seasonal story times at 11.30am, 2.30 and 4pm.

No booking required.

Thursday 20th December 6-8pm

Experience Whitehall Dressed for Christmas by Night

Whitehall Historic House

A special evening opening after hours to enjoy the house dressed up and sparkling for Christmas. Explore at your leisure and enjoy the Pomander Making workshop, Christmas crackers, bad jokes,Christmas cake or mince pie, tea or coffee, soft drink.

Please pre book on eventbrite £4.00 adult, children free. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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