The borough's flagship historic house and museum reopened at the end of May 2012. It has been beautifully refurbished and renovated as a result of an investment of almost £1m which has come from the Heritage Lottery Fund (£635,000), the council (£260,000), and Sutton Arts Council (£15,000).
The Grade II listed building next to Carshalton Ponds dates from the 17th century, but was extended in the Victorian and Edwardian periods. The house has beautifully restored to show how it would have looked when it was a family home. The Edwardian era billiards room, drawing room, bathroom and kitchen will let visitors step into the past and see for themselves how the residents of Honeywood would have lived.
There is a programme of changing interactive exhibitions. This gives visitors more opportunity to see a wider range of museum artifacts and learn about life in Sutton in the past.
There are lots of activities for families and children throughout the year as well as an extensive programme of workshops for schools.
There is a newly refurbished shop, and currently the tea room is open at weekends.
Museum opening hours:
Wednesday - Friday 11am - 5pm, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays - 10am - 5pm.
Tel: (020) 8770 4297