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28 April 2009

Visit Honeywood - the Museum of Sutton

Honeywood House is a 17th century building, extended in 1896 and 1903, which houses the Museum of the London Borough of Sutton.

The house is in a picturesque setting beside two ponds and has recently been restored to it's 1903 decor. Most of the house is open to the public, including the billiard room which still has its original Edwardian table and fittings.

The museum contains displays on local history, including Henry VIII and Nonsuch Palace, the River Wandle, and Victorian and Edwardian periods, as well as a collection of paintings showing the local area in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Honeywood is approximately five minutes walk from Carshalton railway station, which is on the overground from Victoria and Clapham Junction. The museum is open 11am - 5pm, Wednesday to Friday and 10am - 5pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. There is also a tea room, which is open sporadically. Admission is £1.60. For more information, visit the Friends of Honeywood website at http://www.friendsofhoneywood.co.uk/

Click here to see the location on a map.

^Picture from Wikipedia under Wikimedia Commons^

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