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Welcome

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

This property in Morden Road, Mitcham was owned for a short period by Robert Ellis, a mineral water manufacturer. He sank an artesian well at the rear of the property and built and ran a small factory and office.

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.

Merton Discovery Day 26th September 2020


The Merton Discovery Day this year is a series of online activities, talks and much more. Learn about the heritage and history of the London Borough of Merton from the mills along the Wandle, the history of the buildings on Mitcham Cricket Green and the Merton’s Lost Pubs. There is something for everyone with quizzes, virtual walks, talks and much more. Visit this link from 25th September to take part and find out more.

Did You Know?

That Evelyn De Morgan, wife of William, didn’t like living in the country when they were based in Merton Abbey (Colliers Wood).