Whitehall is currently closed for Heritage Lottery Funded Refurbishment
1 Malden Road
Telephone: 020 8770 5670
Welcome to Whitehall Historic House!
Built around 1500, Whitehall is a Grade II* listed Tudor house in the heart of Cheam Village. It is owned and managed by the London Borough of Sutton who opened it as a local museum in 1978 following a campaign by the community.
Whitehall is currently closed to the public until the summer of 2018 for refurbishment following a successful application to the Heritage Lottery Fund and with support from the London Borough of Sutton and the Friends of Whitehall.
The investment will enable vital repairs to the building to be carried out and a new programme of activities to be launched to encourage more people to use the museum and learn about their heritage.
Internal adaptations and two extensions, including a new lift and stair, will significantly increase access for all into and around the building. Repair work to the building will involve tackling a damp problem and removing some intrusive 20th century fixtures while other original features are restored.
What to Expect When Whitehall Reopens
There will be a number of exciting projects and themes to celebrate Whitehall. These include: A local history network so that people can learn, discuss and pool knowledge about their area. A reminiscence project 'The Locals' focusing on the Friends of Whitehall who will be celebrating their 40th anniversary shortly.
Displays based on these projects will be exhibited at the museum. A new schools programme will tie in with a local curriculum exploring local history, environmental awareness and sustainability, comparing the carbon footprint of a Tudor home to a modern house.
Whitehall will have a programme of events and activities for children, families and the local community. Watch this space for more information about the repairs and renovations as they take place, and for more ways to interact with Whitehall even when it's closed, as well as what's coming up next.
Object of the Month
Whitehall’s Object of the Month
Every month we will be showcasing an object from the London Borough of Sutton’s diverse collection. Our object of the month will be included in a free display at Cheam Library which will focus on different aspects of the borough’s heritage.
Free at Cheam Library.