Events & Activities

Whitehall Historic House will reopen at 10am on Saturday 16th June

Opening Hours 10am-5pm Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday
Free Admission

Join us for an exciting programme of events and activities in the newly renovated Whitehall Historic House!

 

Exhibitions

New Exhibition Galleries (throughout opening hours)

Our new exhibitions tell the stories of Cheam and the local area through the eyes of the people who have lived and worked locally. Meet our cast of characters from Tudor kings to young soldiers in the First World War. Learn how Whitehall was built and how it has evolved over 500 years of history.

Never had it so good? Cheam in the 1950s June 2018 – January 2019 (throughout opening hours)

The 1950s were a time of optimism and change following the Second World War although its impact was still felt in every avenue of life. Explore 1950s Cheam through our first exhibition and accompanying activities.

 

Special Events and Activities

June

Whitehall Reopens to the Public June 16th 10am-5pm

July

The Terrific Tudors Summer Holiday Activities Thursday 26th July-Sunday 2nd September (throughout opening hours)

With larger than life characters, fabulous fashions and spectacular banquets, life at Tudor Court was always exciting-if you could keep your head!

Find out more about life in the first hundred years after Whitehall was built with a programme of bookable and drop in crafts and activities. Follow the “Don’t Lose Your Head” Trail to its gruesome end.

August

The Terrific Tudors Summer Holiday Activities Thursday 26th July-Sunday 2nd September (throughout opening hours)

With larger than life characters, fabulous fashions and spectacular banquets, life at Tudor Court was always exciting-if you could keep your head!

Find out more about life in the first hundred years after Whitehall was built with a programme of bookable and drop in crafts and activities. Follow the “Don’t Lose Your Head” Trail to its gruesome end.

Revealing our Collections Thursday 9th August 11.30am-4pm

Come and have a closer look at items from our collection not usually on display, at this free drop in event. Our Museum Collections team will be on hand to give more information about the items and insight into how we look after our collection.

September

The Terrific Tudors Summer Holiday Activities Thursday 26th July-Sunday 2nd September (throughout opening hours)

With larger than life characters, fabulous fashions and spectacular banquets, life at Tudor Court was always exciting-if you could keep your head!

Find out more about life in the first hundred years after Whitehall was built with a programme of bookable and drop in crafts and activities. Follow the “Don’t Lose Your Head” Trail to its gruesome end.

Open House London Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd September

Whitehall will be taking part in the world’s largest architecture festival with tours and activities throughout the weekend.

October

Grandparent Day Sunday 7th October 10am-5pm

A day when we particularly welcome grandparents, their families and grandchildren to Whitehall and celebrate their special place in the family. Join us for a day of crafts and storytelling to enjoy together.

Museum at Night Event Thursday 25th October

Frighteningly good fun for all the family with a programme of spooky bookable and drop in crafts and activities. Miss it if you dare!

Half Term Activities 25th-28th October (throughout opening hours)

November

Revealing our Collections Thursday 8th November 11.30am-4pm

Come and have a closer look at items from our collection not usually on display, at this free drop in event. Our Museum Collections team will be on hand to give more information about the items and insight into how we look after our collection.

December

Cheam Christmas Fair Evening Friday 7th December

A special festive visit to Whitehall with Father Christmas, other Christmassy activities PLUS the opening of our Dreaming of a Whitehall Christmas Craft Fair which continues all day on Saturday.

Dreaming of a Whitehall Christmas Craft Fair Friday 7th evening and Saturday 8th December 10am-5pm

Visit the house this weekend to browse and buy unique handmade gifts for Christmas.

The Terrific Tudors Summer Holiday Activities Thursday 26th July-Sunday 2nd September throughout opening hours

With larger than life characters, fabulous fashions and spectacular banquets, life at Tudor Court was always exciting-if you could keep your head!

Find out more about life in the first hundred years after Whitehall was built with a programme of bookable and drop in crafts and activities. Follow the “Don’t Lose Your Head” Trail to its gruesome end.

 

Regular Activities


First Thursday of every month 10.30-11.30am starting September

The Whitehall House Mice (under 3yo)

Find out where the mice have been on their adventure and become a Whitehall House Mouse to join in their fun. Sessions can include messy play, stories, movement, music and sensory play.

For crawlers up to the age of 3yrs. Baby changing space available. Spaces are limited and booking is essential. Tickets are £2.50. Please telephone 020 8770 5670 to book.  

Thursday 6th September – Captain James Killick. Messy play: Squish and splash your way into history, exploring colour and texture. Messy play can get very messy for some; remember to bring a change of clothes!

Thursday 4th October – Day time, Night time. Role play, stories and colourful characters are brought to life through songs, dance and games.

Thursday 1st Nov – Fireworks. Play with instruments, discover new stories, role play as a firework and explore colour.

Friday 6th December – Christmas. Story time, immerse yourselves in the sounds and smells of Christmas. Help tell the Christmas stories through rhymes and listen to carols from the past.


Third Sunday of every month 2pm-4pm

History and Tea Afternoons

Spaces are limited, please telephone 020 8770 5670 to book.

A regular date for your diaries! Each month we will explore the history of the area followed by an informal discussion over tea, coffee and biscuits. We will begin by taking a closer look at Whitehall.

Sunday 15th July – Whitehall as a timber framed building.

John Phillips explores Whitehall looking at the way it was constructed and how it fits into the wider history of timber framed buildings.

Tickets are £4.00 (£3.50 Friends). Refreshments included.

Sunday 19th August – A look at the sources for the history of Cheam

John Phillips explores the maps, old photos, books, documents and other sources in Sutton Central Library Archive and Family History Centre which can be used to investigate the history of Cheam.

FREE. This month’s event is at Sutton Central Library. Please do still book as capacity is limited.

Sunday 16th September – Whitehall: The evolution of a house.

John Phillips looks at how the development of the building reflects changing life styles from the late 16th to the 19th century.

Tickets are £4.00 (£3.50 Friends). Refreshments included.


First Wednesday of every month from 7pm-8pm at Whitehall Historic House

Whitehall Historic House Reading Group

For anyone with an interest in history that loves a good read!

4th July – Bernard Cornwell: Fools and Mortals or Andrew Taylor: The Ashes of London

1st August – What have you been reading? Bring along any book that you’ve enjoyed and share with the group!

5th September  – Emma Donoghue: The Wonder or Frances Hardinge: The Lie Tree

3rd October – Helen Dunmore: Birdcage Walk or Laurie Graham: A Humble Companion

7th November – Elizabeth Buchan: The New Mrs Buchan or Robert Harris: Munich

5th December – What have you been reading? Bring along any book that you’ve enjoyed and share with the group!

If you are interested in joining us or would like more information, please contact Jane Allen jane.allen@sutton.gov.uk Tel: 020 8770 4622


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