Events & Activities

With Educational Outreach, a Pop-Up Whitehall and a growing list of community based activities there are still plenty of opportunities to engage with Whitehall Historic House even while the building is closed for refurbishment and renovation.

Whitehall School Outreach and Learning Programme – Bringing History to Life:

The Whitehall team are offering a new schools’ outreach programme based on the National Curriculum and focusing on local history.
We will be introducing the new programme gradually from the 1st July 2017 as follows:

Loan boxes 
Change through Time Loan Box                      from June 2017
Tudors Everyday Life Loan Box                      from July 2017
Victorians Everyday Life Loan Box                      from July 2017
Local people Loan Box (London Borough of Sutton)from September 2017
(Seasonal) Christmas through the ages Loan Box  from December 2017

Loan Boxes are available free of charge. Schools are responsible for collecting and returning loan boxes.

Hands on school session 
Tudors Everyday Life for KS2
                                  from July 2017
Change through Time for KS1                                   from July 2017
Victorians Everyday Life KS2                                    from September 2017
Whitehall: Who lived here KS2                                 from September 2017
(Seasonal) Christmas through the ages for Any Key stage from December 2017

The cost of a school visit will be £80 for a 1 Hour session. We can either visit your school or you can come to visit us at our sister museum, Honeywood Museum.

Free resources for download will be available from July 2017.

If you are interested in booking a visit or loan box please email or reach us on 0208 770 5670.

Pop-Up Whitehall:

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Pop-Up Whitehall at the 2016 Cheam Charter Fair

Members of the Heritage Team along with our team of volunteers are taking Whitehall on the road! We will be visiting various fairs and events throughout London Borough of Sutton. Visitors to Pop-Up Whitehall will get sneak-peak of what to expect when Whitehall re-opens with family crafts and games, handling objects, Tudor inspired gifts, and information about the project as well as local heritage and arts.

When the Pop-Up is not at an event it will be touring our local libraries with a schedule of craft and object handling activities.

Upcoming Pop-Up Locations: 2017

 Sutton Life Centre – Pop up Whitehall Library Visits – Saturday 14th January – Monday 30th January. During Regular Opening Hours

Europa Gallery, Sutton Central Library – Pop up Whitehall Library Visits – Wednesday 2nd of February – Friday 17th February. During Regular Opening Hours

The Circle Library  – Pop up Whitehall Library Visits – Thursday 2nd March – Wednesday 8th March. During Regular Opening Hours
Library @ The phoenix  – Pop up Whitehall Library Visits  – Friday 10th March – Friday 17th March. During Regular Opening Hours

Cheam Library  – ‘Pop up Whitehall’ library Visit – Monday 10th April – Friday 21st April
The Cheam Hop – Wednesday 12th of April. 11:00- 15:00
Cheam Village walk – Saturday 15th April 2pm £3 a ticket or £2.50 for FOW. Meet outside Cheam library to start at 2pm. Pre book at Cheam Library or contact us on 0208 770 5670 or email us at
Cheam Library  – Whitehall Easter activity (More information to come)

Cheam Library – ‘Pop up Whitehall’ Charter Fair week – Tuesday 16th May – Saturday 20th May.
Cheam Charter Fair – Saturday 20th May
Whitehall Bat walk – Saturday 20th May 8:50pm
Led by London bough of Sutton Biodiversity Officer, Join Whitehall on a wander through Cheam Park using ultrasonic detectors to spot and learn about interesting creatures of the night. Meet outside Cheam Library to start. Suitable for all ages.  £5 a ticket book at Cheam library or contact us on 0208 770 5670 or email us at

The Scawen of Carshalton – Sunday 4th June
A linear walk from local historian Andrew Skelton exploring the Scawen family.
Meet at HONEYWOOD MUSEUM to start, Stout shoes recommended.  £3 per person or £2.50 for FOW AND FOHM. Book at Cheam library or contact us on 0208 770 5670 or email us at

Wallington Medieval to 19th Century walk – Sunday 25th June
With historian Andrew Skelton take a linear walk through old Wallington.
Stout shoes recommended.  £3 per person or £2.50 for FOW AND FOHM. Book at Cheam library or contact us on 0208 770 5670 or email us at

The great Unwatched: Wit and Wisdom on the wireless – Thursday 13th July 2:30pm
At Cheam Library. Bob Sinfield, has a new book out on the subject of radio and would love to tell us all about the bizarre and often hilarious nonsense that goes on ‘behind the microphone’. Tickets £6 (FOW £5) Booking form is available.

Cheam Park and Nonsuch Park – a guided walk by John Phillips through these two parks, looking at their history from the Tudor period to the 19th century. Meet at the car park by the Cheam gate of Nonsuch Park. Tickets are £3.50 (£3 for ‘friends’)  Telephone 020 8770 4297 to book.

The Friends are having a break in August so no activities for the month.

The National Gardens Scheme – Thursday 14th September Margaret Arnott will talk about the National Gardens Scheme. Margaret is assistant county organiser for Surrey and her talk will cover the surprising origins of the NGS, what is it like to open your garden to the public and include many beautiful coloured illustrations. The talk may encourage you to consider fresh aspects for your garden while the Friends will be looking for some ideas for the new garden lay-out at Whitehall. The talk is at Cheam Library, come along and join us for a colourful afternoon and a cup of tea. Tickets £6 (Friends of Whitehall £5) To book please contact David Aldous-cook Telephone:020 8642 4842 or email

To book the Pop-Up Whitehall at your event or to become a Pop-Up Volunteer, please contact us at or 0208 770 5670.

Activities: To keep up to date with our full list of Whitehall activities please like the Sutton Heritage Facebook Page or see the current ‘What’s On in Sutton’s Heritage Libraries & Arts’ brochure.