Sutton Cultural Services are delighted to announce that Whitehall Historic House in Cheam and Honeywood Museum in Carshalton, will be reopening their doors from the 23 July 2020. With measures in place to welcome visitors safely, and new temporary exhibitions and children’s activity packs to delight visitors old and new, the team are thrilled to invite visitors back through the doors to enjoy these two unique local heritage attractions.

To work within recommended guidelines, a pre-booking system for free visits to both sites is now in place via this Eventbrite booking page. Tickets are available for individuals / groups of up to 6 (recommended single household). Please note, morning slots at both sites (10am – 11am; 10-30am- 11.30am) are reserved for priority telephone bookings (those with access concerns and those without internet access.)

In addition to permanent displays about the history of the house, Cheam and the surrounding area, new temporary exhibitions include: Unlocked….A look inside The Locals: Diaries, a display based around Sutton Archives recent contemporary collecting project, The Locals: Diaries, and Lockdown Art – Creativity Released, a recent call out to local artists for works created during the recent lockdown.

A new Children’s Activity Trail has also been created, which invites children of all ages to join Millie the Whitehall House Mouse as she explores the nooks and crannies of this unique 500 year old property.

At ANS we are particularly excited about seeing The Locals Diaries display, as this is a project we are actively supporting. We’re also really looking forward to seeing Lockdown Art – Creativity Released. ANS members from all over the borough are among those who have contributed some of their lockdown art to this exciting new show – spread across WhiteHall Historic House and Honeywood Museum. We can’t wait to see everything – and we wanted to give you a taster, in the form of two pieces by ANS member, Dave Tribe. At the top of this page you can admire a powerful piece titled ‘Armageddon’, and here’s Corona Escape 2.

Corona Escape 2 – by Dave Tribe

We hope you will take the opportunity to visit both sites and enjoy these splendid new shows, which show that even in the most unusual times, creativity still flourishes.