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
Chuter's Chamois Leather Works in Copper Mill Lane, Wimbledon.
We welcome pictures from our members, volunteers and the public as our picture of the month.
Our Outreach Programme
The month of January has seen the museum host St Peter's and St Paul's Primary School and Lonesome Primary School at the museum. We are due to visit Merton Abbey Primary School in February and March. Whilst we love entertaining the schools we offer our outreach programme to all types of groups. We are happy to give talks, walks along the Wandle looking at historical sites and offering block printing sessions (these carry a charge). If your group would be interested in learning more about the heritage of the industries and people of the River Wandle then please contact us.
Our volunteer Melanie Nunzet has announced her new programme of walks. Please click here for more information.
Walk the Wandle
The Living Wandle Landscape Partnership with London Wildlife Trust have arranged a walk along the River Wandle on 12th March. In two parts between 10am-1pm from Carshalton Ponds to Morden Hall Park Mill Stone and then between 1:30-4:30pm between Morden Hall Park Mill Stone to Wandle Delta, Wandsworth. To join the walks please contact Jane Clarke on 0783 757 6786 or e-mail her at email@example.com. All ages welcome, children must be accompanied.
London Wildlife Trust
This group is not only doing some amazing work across London but also within the Wandle Valley. They have responsibility for the Wilderness Island nature reserve in Carshalton as well as undertaking work at Poulter Park and, Bennett's Hole Nature Reserve in Mitcham. Their latest project is the development of the Spencer Road Wetlands at Hackbridge. Visit their web site www.wildlondon.org.uk for more information.
Did You Know?
That for a number of years watercress was grown in many places along the River Wandle.