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Museums and Historic Houses

Sutton has three Accredited Museums in the borough - Honeywood, Little Holland House and Whitehall

Honeywood Whitehall and Little Holland House

Sutton's Museum and Heritage Service exists to preserve and promote Sutton's heritage, ensuring it is accessible, informative, creative and inspirational for local people, and recognising that it is a unique and valuable resource which fosters citizenship, civic pride and a sense of belonging.

Sutton has three Accredited Museums - Honeywood in Carshalton, Little Holland House in Carshalton Beeches and Whitehall in Cheam.

Every year Sutton Museum and Heritage Service organises around a hundred activities including exhibitions, schools visits, birthday parties, local history walks and talks to increase interest in local heritage and educate and inform people. We look after the Council's museum collection and are responsible for the care and opening to the public of five historic buildings: Whitehall in the heart of Cheam Village; Honeywood, next to the ponds in Carshalton; Little Holland House - an Arts & Crafts style house in Carshalton Beeches; the Upper Mill in The Grove Park, Carshalton; and the Dovecote in Beddington Park.

Honeywood Museum re-opened in June 2012 following a comprehensive refurbishment partly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Sutton Museum and Heritage Exhibitions and Events

Exhibitions and Events taking place in and around Sutton's Museums and historic buildings

School & Group Visits to Honeywood & Whitehall

We can arrange group visits for schools or adults to either one house or a combination of houses. Please contact the Curator at either venue to discuss your requirements either by email (; or telephone Honeywood - 020 8770 4297 or Whitehall - 020 8643 1236.

The Museum Collection

The Museum and Heritage Service has a museum collection which was built up over the 20th century by the London Borough of Sutton and the three local authorities that preceded it.

Your Heritage Service Charter

Sutton Heritage Service aims to preserve and promote the rich diversity of Heritage in the London Borough of Sutton by:

Comments and Complaints

Influence the service - make comments and complaints in person, by telephone, letter or email. We will follow the Council's complaints procedure and will make an initial response within five working days.