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Our mission is to preserve, store, and interpret the heritage and history of the industries and people of the River Wandle.

Picture of the month

Mayor of Merton opening our new exhibition

The Mayor of Merton Cllr Brenda Fraser opens our new exhibition 'The Calico People'

We welcome pictures from our members, volunteers and the public as our picture of the month.

Now Open

Our new exhibition 'The Calico People' is now open to the public. This exhibition explores the people who were involved in over 400 years of the development of the textile industry along the river. It looks at some of the individuals who played an important part in its growth and decline, the disputes, politics and techniques used.

Picture of the inside of a block printing workshop

Inside of a block printing workshop

Morden Fun Day

The museum will have a stall at this event which takes place on Sunday 17th July in Morden Park. Why not come along, pay us a visit and join in for a great day out.

Picture of race at last year's Morden Fun Day

Melanie's Summer and Autumn Walks

Our volunteer Melanie has announced her programme of walks for the summer and autumn. Join her to enjoy a pleasant stroll along the banks of the River Wandle and elsewhere. For a view of her programme click here.

People on one of Melanie's walks

Did You Know?

That the calico printer Samuel Makepeace ended up in a debtors prison after the failure of his culinary herb business in 1851.