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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.

Picture of the month

A painting of Deeds Mill, Mitcham by the artist Paul Moore. Our new exhibition, opening with a Private View on 16th June, will focus on the Wandle in art and literature.

We welcome pictures from our members, volunteers and the public as our picture of the month.

Merton Discovery Day

This annual event will be taking place at Morden Library on Saturday 12th May between 12:30pm and 4:30pm. If you are interested in our heritage then why not pop along.

The museum will be there. You will be able to pick up a School Resource pack, print your own William Morris pattern, colour a stained glass image or just learn more about the work of the museum.

Vote for Us!

We're in the customer vote for a Bags of Help grant from Tesco. It's a scheme which gives community projects like us grants of up to £4,000 – all raised from the sale of carrier bags in Tesco stores. The public will now vote in store during May and June on who should receive the awards. Please support us in your local store!

Colliers Wood Express   High Street   SW19 2BN
Mitcham Express   Streathm Rd   CR4 2AJ
New Malden Extra   Beverley Way   KT3 4PJ
Tooting Express   London Road   SW17 9HP
Wimbledon Esso Express   Merton Road   SW19 1EQ
Wimbledon Hill Express   SW19 7QU
Wimbledon Metro   The Broadway   SW19 8YA
Wimbledon Express   Morden Rd   SW19 3BH

To vote, you will need to make a purchase within store of any value. You will receive one token per transaction and it's not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token.

Wandsworth Heritage Festival

The festival takes place from the 26th May until 11th June. As part of the festival the museum is opening its doors on the 3rd June with a ‘Talk and Workshop and about textile printing in the Wandle Valley’. Takes place from 11:30am and call the museum on 020 8648 0127 to book your place.

On 8th June, Mick Taylor will be giving a talk on ‘Calico People of the Wandle Valley’ at Earlsfield Library from 6:30pm.

Did You Know?

That gunpowder produced by Hackbridge Mill in the mid-1600s was of poor quality. It had a failure rate per barrel of 75%.