HERITAGE: showcasing amazing local heritage, history and art
Key local heritage locations will be on the arts trail as per 2017, inviting the public to see how they have influenced artists for many years.
One of these locations will be the newly refurbished Little Holland House, a delightful arts and crafts house that is a wonder to behold. Other highlights will be Honeywood Museum and Carshalton Water Tower, sites that have significant cultural and historical interest to the area.
A Honeywood Museum
Honeywood Walk, SM5 3NX
Open on the Satursday and Sundays: 10-5
Has cafe and toilet facilities, no wheelchair access to upper levels
Honeywood Museum in central Carshalton has planned something very special; a historical arts trail that guides you through the house’s vast art collection. There is also currently an extraordinary exhibition by Sutton Archives that documents the lives of ordinary local women during the early period of the nineteenth century and free drop in craft activity for the whole family. Lets not forget the lovely café as well, which all makes Honeywood Museum an essential stop on the CAOS art trail.
D Little Holland House
40 Beeches Avenue, SM5 3LW
Open on the Saturday and Sundays: 11-5 (not Sat 30th June).
No wheelchair access to upper levels
Little Holland House, Carshalton Beaches, will be an exciting new addition to the arts trail for CAOS in 2018. Newly refurbished, its suburban exterior gives way to a breath-taking interior unique in its use of William Morris inspired arts and crafts. Little Holland will open specially for CAOS on the Sundays of both weekends and it is a real gem that is still inspiring people years after its creation by one man, Frank Dickinson.
OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST BEYOND THE TRAIL
Carshalton is known for its Houses, its location on the river Wandle and its parks. Some of those landmarks are marked on the map are are listed below.
Carshalton Water Tower (near Honeywood Museum)
The water tower is an early 18th century building that contained a water-powered pump. This supplied water to Carshalton House and its fountains. The building itself evidence of this, a splendid early 18th century cold bath lined with Delft tiles and the obligatory stone staircase climb to the top of the tower with amazing views over Carshalton.
The tower is open to visit from 7 April to 30 September on Sunday afternoons from 2.30pm to 5pm
Admission: adults £1, children 25p
All Saints Church (opposite Carshalton Ponds)
All Saints is an Anglican Parish Church for central Carshalton. It is particularly known for worship and events; including symphony orchestras, one of which will be on the opening night of CAOS on the 24th June (details are here) The historic building is placed in a beautiful setting, and has an outstanding interior.
For opening hours and events visit the All Saints website.
Ecology Centre (next to Honeywood Museum)
Sutton Ecology Centre is the resource for environmental education in the borough. The grounds are an excellent place for a walk with kids and families. You can now discover the grounds by following the Ecology Centre Trail. This includes the Nature, Heritage and Sensory aspects of the grounds and about the local wildlife habitats, composting and wildlife gardening. The Centre runs educational visits for schools as well as events for adults, families and children, birthday parties, volunteer days and much more. You can also pick a leaflet from the dispenser outside The Old Rectory, Festival Walk.
The grounds are open to the public from 9am until sunset, Monday through Sunday, all year round.
Disclaimer: Visitors to Carshalton Artists Open Studios (CAOS) mentioned in the map brochure and on this website do so entirely at their own risk. Adults are responsible for the supervision of any children in their care. Those involved with the map brochure or website cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or injury sustained by any member of the public during their visits to the studios. Artists’ studios and makers’ workshops are working environments and can be dangerous places, so great care must be taken when visiting them. Whilst every care has been taken in compiling the map brochure and website Carshalton Artists and their sponsors and partners cannot be held responsible for any variations, errors or omissions.