Honeywood Museum in Carshalton reopens
Take a journey to the past at the revamped Honeywood Museum.
The historic Sutton house reopens after a £1million revamp and promises to provide a unique insight into the history of the borough.
Honeywood, which closed its doors in December 2010 has been transformed into a period home as well as a museum.
The rooms have been restored to show visitors how it would have looked when it was a family home.
The oldest parts of the house date back to the mid-1600s.
A programme of changing interactive exhibitions will let people discover a wider range of the museum’s artefacts, and learn about life in Sutton in the past.
Councillor Jill Whitehead, chair of the environment and neighbourhoods committee on Sutton Council, said: "Honeywood Museum is a real treasure, and I’m delighted that it’s now reopened to the public.
"We’ve kept the popular displays and opened exciting new exhibitions that will really bring Sutton’s past to life, plus we’ve restored some rooms to show what the building would have looked like as an Edwardian family home."
A series of family events starts on Friday June 8, where young visitors can visit the new exhibitions, make crafts, try out the new toys, and dress up.
Events for all ages will carry on throughout the summer, including craft fairs, history walks and an afternoon of Olympic-themed events to celebrate the torch passing through the borough.
For more information visit friendsofhoneywood.co.uk. It is open from 11am - 5pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 10am - 5pm Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays.
Admission is free, although some special events need booking or carry a small charge.