Friends of Whitehall
Whitehall, built around 1500, is a historic timber framed Tudor house museum situated in a conservation area, amidst delightful weather-boarded cottages in Cheam Village, it is a shining example of a joint community project, for whilst the building is owned, maintained and managed by the London Borough of Sutton, through the Museum and Heritage Division, it opens to the public with the help of The Friends of
Whitehall, a voluntary organisation which makes a financial contribution towards the cost of the House and has funded numerous purchases within the House as well as supplying willing hands for stewarding, baking cakes, serving teas and maintaining the gardens. Over the years
Whitehall has joined the Green Tourism Business Scheme and has received a Gold award after dramatically reducing its carbon footprint. Just by switching to LED lighting, it has reduced emissions from five tonnes to less than one tonne. It has also worked with EcoLocal and the Ecology Centre to run a series of workshops including sustainable history lessons with schools, green wreath making with adults, recycled craft workshops and a day on ‘how to green your garden’.
The house was transformed into a green haven following two grants from Renaissance London, as part of the Regional Green Museum Programme. The award was presented at the Green Tourism Awards in London in March 2011.
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Opening hours: 10am – 5pm
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