Whitehall Historic House – June 2018
Re-opened to the public 16th June 2018
after a 2-year refurbishment and repair project
THURSDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
OPENING HOURS: 10AM – 5PM
Thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund Whitehall has being given a new lease of life, vital repairs have been completed and designer, Philip Simpson, has designed themes for each room and the exhibitions and displays that will be used to tell the story of Whitehall..
During normal opening hours there are activities for children including dressing-up clothes and traditional toys. The house is also available for children’s or family parties.
More information from 020 8770 5670 or by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Heritage Department are looking for Volunteers; if you feel you could provide a friendly welcome and excellent service to our visitors, are good at communicating with people and would like to learn about the history of Whitehall. Three hours per week on either a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoon for at least three months, contact the Heritage team by using the contact details above, or visit Whitehall during opening hours to talk to one of the Heritage staff on duty.
Whitehall, built around 1500, is a historic timber framed Tudor house museum situated in a conservation area, amidst delightful weather-boarded cottages in Cheam Village, it is a shining example of a joint community project, for whilst the building is owned, maintained and managed by the London Borough of Sutton, through the Museum and Heritage Division, it opens to the public with the help of The Friends of Whitehall, a voluntary organisation which makes a financial contribution towards the cost of the House and has funded numerous purchases within the House as well as supplying willing hands for stewarding, baking cakes, serving teas and maintaining the gardens. over the years
Whitehall has joined the Green Tourism Business Scheme and has received a Gold award after dramatically reducing its carbon footprint. Just by switching to LED lighting, it has reduced emissions from five tonnes to less than one tonne. It has also worked with EcoLocal and the Ecology Centre to run a series of workshops including sustainable history lessons with schools, green wreath making with adults, recycled craft workshops and a day on ‘how to green your garden’.
The house was transformed into a green haven following two grants from Renaissance London, as part of the Regional Green Museum Programme. The award was presented at the Green Tourism Awards in London in March 2011.
Pop- Up Whitehall
While Whitehall has been closed, the Pop-Up Whitehall has been a new way to experience Whitehall and learn about heritage while the building was closed refurbishment. It served two main purposes: To maintain and develop new relationships with existing and new groups in the community and to act as a central tool in Whitehall’s on-going community outreach and engagement.
Whitehall is now open
This site was last updated on 23rd June 2018
We have been pleased to welcome 390,668 visitors since 21st May 2007.