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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.

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The Wandle Industrial Museum is hosting the first Wandle Art Festival in the grounds around its building. A number of artists, photographers, craft makers and print makers along with other artistic people have joined together to celebrate the River Wandle and the Wandle Valley. The event will be held on the weekend of 10th and 11th July from 12-5pm. Covid restrictions will be in place along Government guidelines. We hope you will be able to come along and enjoy some wonderful work.

Programme of talks and other sessions. 

 

Saturday 10th July 2021 

12:00               Opening by Mayor of Merton  

12:30               The Dreaming River Band Part One  

13:15               Talk: The Wandle Portrayed - Alison Cousins followed with                         Poetry readings by Jimmy Lin 

14:15               Talk: Fiona McKelvie – Textile Connections, Linen, Liberty and                         More. 

15:00               The Dreaming River Band Part Two 

15:45               Talk: Nicola Troll – Etchings and Printmaking 

 

Sunday 11th July 2021 

12:15               The Dreaming River Band Part One 

13:15               Talk: The Wandle Portrayed - Alison Cousins followed with                         Poetry readings by Jimmy Lin 

14:15               The Dreaming River Band Part Two 

15:00               Talk: Nicola Troll – Etchings and Printmaking 

 

The following artists, photographers, craft makers and organisations are attending. 

Joanne Sharpe - Mitcham Schools Mural Project⁠ 

Mitcham Camera Club⁠ 

Neringa Paulauhyte - Artist⁠ 

Nicola Troll - Etching and Printmaking⁠ 

Kevin Ireland - Artist and Photography⁠ 

Denise Rodley - Craft Work⁠ 

Portia Dadley - Made In Merton Project⁠ 

Dr Simon Joseph - Photography⁠ 

Ruta Astani - Artist⁠ 

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.