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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 Wandle Alphabet was produced by Jane Porter ( and appeared at the Museum of London Docklands, 'Secret Rivers' exhibition in 2019. The picture was made up of items found in the River Wandle during the clean ups that Jane joins. During this current lockdown why not have a go at making up words from house hold items. Take a photo and send to us at as we would love to see and share them.

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 Closure

In line with the Government guidelines we have taken the decision to close the museum until further notice. The health and welfare of our volunteers, as well as that of the public, is important to us. Our outreach activities have also been suspended.

Activities such our social media activity, website and news bulletin will continue. We are also looking at other activities that we can do remotely.

The museum can still be contacted by telephone or e-mail. Thank you for your understanding in this difficult period.

Free Online Books Available

To help you with the current lockdown and the government Stay At Home advise we have produced to booklets to help keep you busy. These are a Colouring Book based on images we use for our Stained Glass sessions and a book of Word Searches based on the people and industries of the Wandle Valley. Both are free to download. Please have fun. Click to download.
WIM Colouring Book
WIM Word Search Book

History and Heritage Fix

Are you missing getting your history and heritage fix? Do you have a smart phone? Then start to follow the museum on Instagram (wim_wandle). Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday we post a picture with information about it from our archive so why not join those from around the world who follow us.
If you don't have an Instagram set one up by downloading the app. Once done you can access your account on your PC as well as your phone.

Shop Orders

Orders are currently delayed due to the museum closure. All orders will be fulfilled once we are able to reopen. In the meanwhile please accept our apology.