Heritage Events

Events in this section are arranged by
the London Borough of Sutton’s Heritage Department
For details of Heritage events and activities visit:    sutton.gov.uk/librariesheritageevents/Sutton Cultural Services

For events arranged by the Friends of Whitehall visit the ‘Friends-Events


Saturday 11th May, 2pm

The Parks of Cheam
A linear historical walk through Cheam and Nonsuch Parks, including the site of Henry VIII’s palace and other historical features in the landscape.

Led by Andrew Skelton and John Phillips. Starts at Whitehall, ending at Nonsuch Palace Banqueting House.  (The speakers will walk back to Whitehall).

Tickets £5.00 (Friends £4.00)

Please pre-book: the-parks-of-cheam.evenbrite.co.uk



Saturday 18th May 9am-5pm

Come and celebrate the Charter Fair at one of the oldest houses in the Village. Lots happening all day with craft stalls and entertainment. Try our “Tudor” stocks.

  • Cheam Charter Fair 9am-1pm,
  • Whitehall Craft Fair 9am-4.30pm – Whitehall Historic House
  • Free Face painting
    10am-11.30am, 12pm-1.30pm, 2pm-3pm & 3.15pm-4.30pm
    Free drop in

  • Magician
    11am-4pm Mr. Smelly Socks
     will be entertaining and amazing you. Steve has been a professional magician since 1991 and has performed at many shows for parties, school fetes and fairs
    Free, drop in.

For details and to register: whitehall-craft-fair.evenbrite.co.uk

For Further information:  sutton.gov.uk/librariesheritageevents


Saturday 18th May 9.30 am-1 pm
Lumley Chapel – Church Road, Sutton, Surrey SM3 8QH

Come and see Sutton’s oldest building and its remarkable monuments, which has been at the heart of Cheam Village life for a thousand years.

The CCT Volunteer for the Chapel, Andrew Skelton, will be your guide. (The chapel is owned by the Churches Conservation Trust)
Free Drop in.

For details and to register: lumley-chapel-open-afternoon.evenbrite.co.uk


Sunday 19th May 2pm

History and Tea Afternoon

Nonsuch Palace: Henry Vlll’s most extraordinary building
Whitehall Historic House
An illustrated talk and gallery visit with John Phillips looking the design and decoration of the Palace and finds from the archaeological excavations on the site. Discussion over tea, coffee and biscuits.

Tickets £5.00 (Friends £4.00)

Further details: sutton.gov.uk/librariesheritageevents tickets


May Half Term Sat 25th May-Sun 2nd June (throughout opening hours)

Captain Killick and the Sea
Whitehall Historic House

Captain James Killick was a mid 19th century tea clipper captain born in Whitehall.  See the exhibition dedicated to him.  Crafts – add to the Deep Blue Sea collage with marine creatures, ships, mermaids, and lots more! Games and puzzles, follow the Treasure Trail.

Free, drop in.


Thursday 30th May 11.30am-2pm

Revealing Collections  The Killick Family

Whitehall Historic House
Come and have a closer look at items from our collection not usually on display. This session looks at items with links to the Killick family of Whitehall. Our Museum Collections team will be on hand to give more information about the items.

Free, drop in.


Thursday 6th June 2.30pm

The Killick Family of Whitehall and Their House.

Whitehall Historic House
The Killicks lived in Whitehall for most of the 18th and throughout the 19th century. This talk and tour with John Phillips will look at the lives of the family and the way they adapted the building.

Please pre-book via sutton.gov.uk/librariesheritageevents tickets £5.00 (Friends £4.00)


Saturday 22nd June, 2-4pm

Lumley Chapel-Open Afternoon

To coincide with the ‘Hatch, Match and Dispatch’ exhibition at Whitehall. At 2.30, 3pm and 3.30pm Andrew Skelton (CCT Volunteer for the Chapel) will present a short talk on the representation of birth, marriage and death in the chapel’s many memorials.

(The chapel is owned by the Churches Conservation Trust).

Free. For details and to register: lumley-chapel.eventbrite.co.uk


Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 10 am-5 pm

Games with your Grandparents

Whitehall Historic House

A weekend of traditional board games and jigsaws for all the family. Come and rediscover some favourite games and have fun together.

Free, drop in.


First Thursday of every month 10.00-10.45 and 11-11.45
(4th April, 2nd May, 6th June)

Whitehall Historic House

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.

Baby changing space available. Spaces are limited and booking is essential. Tickets are £2.50. Please book via  sutton.gov.uk/librariesheritageevents

Second Thursday of every month 10.00 -10.45 and 11-11.45
(9th May, 13th June)

Take advantage of our sensory resources and spend time with your child in a museum setting. Sessions will include activities eg musical instruments and nursery rhymes.

Baby changing space available. Spaces are limited and booking is essential. Tickets are £2.50.
Please book via sutton.gov.uk/librariesheritageevents
or whitehall-baby-mice-june.eventbrite co.uk