Events & Activities

Now Recruiting Volunteers for Pop-Up Whitehall!

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are excited to get involved with the community through heritage! Pop-Up Volunteers must acquire a sound knowledge of Whitehall, a Grade II* listed 16th century building in Cheam, and its Heritage Lottery Funded project and communicate this to members of the public in a variety of ways (training… Continue reading Now Recruiting Volunteers for Pop-Up Whitehall!

Events & Activities

Murder at the Museum – New Reading List!

The new reading list for Whitehall’s Murder at the Museum Book Club is now available! The Murder at the Museum Book Club offers a great opportunity to meet new people and discuss the intrigue, excitement, and mystery of some of the best detective fiction, from classics to contemporaries. Described by one member as a ‘fantastic… Continue reading Murder at the Museum – New Reading List!

Object of the Month

July Object of the Month: An Odd Ball

Cricket, a distinguished past-time, well established in England and around the world with millions of fans and followers. While the masses of enthusiasts for the sport regularly follow a range of fixtures, matches, clubs and teams, perhaps far fewer consider the intricate elements that make the sport what it is today. Our object of the… Continue reading July Object of the Month: An Odd Ball

Object of the Month

June Object of the Month

On Saturday 18th June 1978 Whitehall Museum opened to the public for the first time and our object of the month is a celebration of our 38th anniversary.  © Local Studies and Archives, London Borough of Sutton Built around 1500, Whitehall had been a private residence until it was bought by the London Borough of Sutton… Continue reading June Object of the Month

Events & Activities

Whitehall Pop Ups in Cheam

During May, the Whitehall Pop Up Museum was launched in Cheam village. At both the Cheam Charter Fair and Cheam Rotary Fair our enthusiastic staff gave visitors information about our Heritage Lottery Fund project, showcased handling objects and led free family friendly crafts, including brass rubbings and make your own models of Whitehall. Look out for us at… Continue reading Whitehall Pop Ups in Cheam

Events & Activities

Fair chance of fun in Cheam this weekend

Sutton Council’s recycling roadshow and Pop-Up Whitehall will be at Cheam Charter Fair on Saturday 14 May. Attendees will be able to browse stalls containing local goods & produce and enjoy a variety of entertainments and demonstrations. Pop-Up Whitehall is a chance for the public to learn about the renovations taking place at the popular… Continue reading Fair chance of fun in Cheam this weekend

Local Heritage

Mayor’s ceremonial accoutrements go on display at Cheam Library

Between the 11th and 18th May the Sutton and Cheam Mace will be on public display at Cheam Library, along with the Mayor’s Badge and Chain of Office. The ornate Mace is decorated with Tudor rose motifs, leaf and floral decoration.  It has an enamel badge with the coat of arms of Sutton and Cheam,… Continue reading Mayor’s ceremonial accoutrements go on display at Cheam Library