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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.

Opening Times: Wednesday 1-4pm and Sundays 2-5pm. Closed Bank Holiday Weekends.

Sunday opening may be subject to change. Please check before visiting.

Picture of the month

The lavender fields will now be harvested. Mitcham was famous for its lavender fields and was mentioned in folk songs. Listen to “Won’t You Buy My Sweet Blooming Lavender” sang by Janet Penfold on You Tube. Our volunteer Alison Cousins gives a talk on lavender called “Lavender: Mitcham and Beyond” which can be found on You Tube.

We welcome pictures from our members, volunteers and the public as our picture of the month. Also follow us on Instagram to see more pictures.

Museum Closed 30th August

As usual on a Bank Holiday weekend the museum will be closed on Sunday 30th August. We reopen again on Wednesday 2nd September at 1pm.

Mitcham Heritage Day 12th September


This annual event is going ahead. More details can be found on their website.
The museum, depending on the weather, will be holding a series of talks outside. These will take place at the rear of the museum. Seats will be available and socially distanced. There will also be displays outside the front of the museum along with a ’shop’ selling items associated with the heritage and history of the people and industries of the Wandle Valley.

Wandle Fortnight


The Wandle Fortnight has a number of events taking place along the whole of the Wandle Valley. There should be something for everyone. For full details visit their website.

Merton Discovery Day 26th September

This annual event, which normally takes place in May, was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In its place Sarah Gould Merton Heritage Officer is pulling together a series of activities and events to take place on Saturday 26th September. The museum will be hosting a heritage walk from Mitcham Tram Stop to Morden Hall Snuff Mills between 10:30 and 12:30. Booking will be necessary and full details of how this is done along with everything taking place will be available shortly. Watch this page!

Did You Know?

That the Lower Green West, where the museum is situated, is part of Mitcham Common.