William Morris textile printing block © Museums LondonScale model of William Morris workshop © Museums London

The Wandle Industrial Museum

The Wandle Industrial Museum is the only purely industrial museum in this part of Greater London, possibly in the South East.

Founded in 1983 with a mission to preserve, store, and interpret the heritage and history of the industries of the River Wandle—which was in it's day the most industrialised in Europe.

The museum tells the stories of the different industries that used the River Wandle. Industries such as Young’s Brewery at Wandsworth, William Morris and Liberty’s at Merton, Connolly’s the leather makers plus the lavender, snuff and dye industries.

Displays reveal history of the mills which existed in Croydon, Carshalton, Mitcham, Merton, Wimbledon and Wandsworth that used the river. In addition, there is information about Merton Priory and the first public railway The Surrey Iron Railway.






Museum Video


Museum Facilities

  • Cafe

  • Restaurant

  • Shop

  • Audio Guide

  • Tour Guide

  • Photography

  • Wheelchair Access

  • WiFi

  • Venue Hire


  • Available

  • Not allowed

  • Unconfirmed

  • Prior permission required.


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London Area: Outer

Address

  • Vestry Hall
  • London Rd
  • Mitcham
  • Surrey
  • CR4 3UD

Directions

  • TFL Zone

    Zone 4

  • National Rail

    • Mitcham Eastfields

    Underground

    • Morden

    Bus Numbers

  • S1, 200, 118, 127, 200, 201, 280

Admission

Adult £0.50p
Child £0.20p
Concession £0.20p
Open Hours
Monday CLOSED CLOSED
Tuesday CLOSED CLOSED
Wednesday 13:00pm 16:00pm
Thursday CLOSED CLOSED
Friday CLOSED CLOSED
Saturday CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday 14:00pm 17:00pm
Bank Holidays CLOSED CLOSED

Contact Details

Phone 020 8648 0127
Email
Website The Wandle Industrial Museum
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