Mapping Wandsworth Stories Exhibition

Wandsworth-FRINGE-2015-w-date (3)Celebrating stories and memories hidden from history through the creation of a Wandsworth story map.

Monday 4th – Sunday 17th May 2015 at St Mary’s Church, Putney, SW15 1SN

The artwork is available to be viewed between 12-6pm but be aware that at times, the Cromwell Room may be in use.

Wandsworth Museum is working with over 50 of Wandsworth’s Residents to capture their stories and reminiscences. We want to celebrate individual memories and histories that, together, make our borough so exciting, thought-provoking and special. These contributions will be weaved together into a large-scale map of stories and will be on display, with other work from the project at St Mary’s Church, Putney Bridge.

A celebration event for this project will be at St Mary’s Church on Thursday 7th May, 4-7pm.


Hunting for Heritage

Image of Battersea Town Hall 1919 celebrations

A self-led family trail around Battersea.

Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th May 2015

2 – 4pm

Armed with a handy booklet and on the look-out for clues, families will discover the secrets of Battersea’s past through exploration of the built environment. Pick trails up from Battersea Arts Centre from 2pm. Finish between 3.30 – 4.30pm to claim a prize back at base.

Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill SW11 5TN

• Trail is suitable for families with children aged 7+

The trail can be started anytime between 2-3pm and solutions must be completed by 4.30pm.

• FREE • No booking required.


Toddler Time Travel

Wandsworth Museum is delighted to launch its new Toddler Time Travel sessions at Battersea Arts Centre this April. The workshops, designed for children 6 months to 4 years, explore Wandsworth’s unique history from the time of hunter gathers to the present day through songs, stories, making, object handling and creative play.

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Thursday’s: Drop in session 10am-12pm, lead songs and stories at 10.45.

Cost:  £5 for 1st child, £3 for siblings or additional children (siblings under 6 months get in free).

16th April: Discover Early Man
23rd April: Unearth Roman Wandsworth
30th April: Uncover Tudor Wandsworth
7th May: Explore Victorian Wandsworth
14th May: Investigate the 1940’s and 50’s
21st May: Delve into Modern Wandsworth

For more information contact Zoe or Michelle by emailing bookings@wandsworthmuseum.co.uk or call 0208 8706060

28th May: Discover Early Man
4th June: Unearth Roman Wandsworth
11thJune: Uncover Tudor Wandsworth
18th June: Explore Victorian Wandsworth
25th June: Investigate the 1940’s and 50’s
2nd July: Delve into Modern Wandsworth