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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.

Latest News

Wandle Art Festival 2022  

The Wandle Industrial Museum will be hosting the second Wandle Art Festival over the weekend of 9th and 10th July 2022. There will be artists displaying their work, music from The Dreaming River band and others, dance from the Madder Maids, poetry readings and more. Come along and enjoy a weekend of fun.

Croydon Green Days  

We will attending the Croydon Green Spaces event on the 2nd July. At the Central Library, Croydon it should be a great occasion to learnt about the wonderful spaces we have to enjoy in South and South West London. Pop along and enjoy meeting the many stalls at the event.

Heritage Walks Programme 2022  

We are pleased to announce our walks programme for 2022. All walks are led by our volunteer John Sheridan. To book a place email john.sheridan08@gmail.com. Walks will take place as follows:

Saturday 16th July. From Morden Hall Park to Merton Abbey Mills. Starting with the history of Taddy & Co you will learn about the links in this walk with the textile industry that existed on this section of the Wandle from the 1700s finishing at Merton Abbey Mills which was home to the last textile works on the river. Meet at the Snuff Mills at 11am. This is part of a series of activities taking place on the day arranged by the South East Rivers Trust.

Sunday 21st August. From Earlsfield Station to Merton Abbey Mills. Follow some of the route of the Surrey Iron Railway, discover the location of former mills and end with a visit to the remains of the Chapter House of Merton Priory. Meet at Earlsfield Station at 11am.

Thursday 22nd September. From Mitcham Tram Stop to Morden Hall Park. Starting at the start of the remaining part of the route of the Surrey Iron Railway this walk takes in the rich heritage of the area through Ravensbury Park. Along the route of the walk, you will learn about the Wandle’s brewing past, it’s links to trout fishing and to the textile industry plus more. Meet at 11am on South Bound Platform of Mitcham Tram Stop.

Oral History Project  

The museum would like to capture the memories of those who worked in the industries along the River Wandle. Did you work in one or have a relation who did? If you would like to share what you remember we would like to hear from you. Please call the museum (020 8648 0127) or send us an email (office@wandle.org) and we will get back to you to make arrangements to capture your part in history.