Wandsworth Museum to move to new premises.
Wandsworth Museum is intending to move later this year to new premises, in order to improve the Museum’s accessibility to visitors and maximise its funding to best serve the community. As a result, the Museum will be closed from 28 June 2014 and will reopen as soon as possible after the move is complete. The Museum’s flagship programme of formal learning for schools will continue at West Hill until 2015. Events for the local community will be advertised on Whats On.
Getting to Wandsworth Museum
Wandsworth Museum is situated in central Wandsworth, South London, on the corner of the A3 West Hill and Santos Road. It’s five minutes’ walk from Wandsworth’s Southside Shopping Centre and is next to St Thomas a Becket Roman Catholic Church and diagonally opposite Wandsworth Fire Station. The current Museum site closes to the public after 28 June 2014, due to the upcoming relocation of the Museum.
38 West Hill, Wandsworth,
London SW18 1RX, UK
Tel: 020 8870 6060
The Museum is located near the Wandsworth Museum Bus Stop on West Hill.
The following buses stop here:
37, 170, 337
Many other buses also stop within 5-10 minutes’ walk:
28, 39, 44, 87, 156, 220, 270, 485
The Museum is easily accessible from several stations in Travelcard Zones 2 or 3:
East Putney Underground Station (District Line) – 10 mins’ walk: Turn right out of the station, walk under the bridge and cross at the pelican crossing. Continue walking in the same direction (east) along Upper Richmond Road. When Upper Richmond Road merges with West Hill, continue in the same direction for two minutes. Alternatively, take the 37 or 337 bus towards Wandsworth, from East Putney Station stop, and get off at the third stop, Wandsworth Museum.
Wandsworth Town Rail Station – 10 mins’ walk. Turn right out of the station and walk along Old York Road to the main crossroads. Continue in the same direction along Armoury Way until it curves left, becoming Putney Bridge Road, and then joins West Hill at the T-junction. The museum is just up West Hill on the right-hand (north) side of the road.
Putney Rail Station – 15 mins’ walk. Turn left out of the station and immediately left at the main crossroads, onto Upper Richmond Road. Continue, passing East Putney Underground station, until Upper Richmond Road merges with West Hill. Proceed in the same direction for two minutes. Alternatively, take the 37 or 337 bus towards Wandsworth, from Putney Station stop on Upper Richmond Road, and get off at the fourth stop, Wandsworth Museum.
Clapham Junction Rail & Overground Station – 10 mins by bus. Take the 37, 170 or 337 bus towards Wandsworth, from Clapham Junction stop on St John’s Hill. Get off at the eighth stop, Wandsworth Museum. Alternatively, it’s a 30 minute walk in a straight line, with two hills to go up and one to go down – exit the station via Brighton Yard or St John’s Hill, turn right and continue along the right-hand side of St John’s Hill, which becomes East Hill, which then becomes Wandsworth High Street and finally West Hill.
Southfields Underground Station (District Line) – 20 mins’ walk. Turn left out of the station and immediately left at the crossroads, onto Wimbledon Park Road. At the end of Wimbledon Park Road, turn left onto Merton Road, and at the end of Merton Road turn left onto West Hill. The Museum is just up West Hill on the right-hand side.
Earlsfield Rail Station – 30 mins’ walk or 15 mins by bus. Turn right out of the station and walk along Garratt Lane for 20 minutes. Turn left at the crossroads with Wandsworth High Street and continue along Wandsworth High Street, which becomes West Hill after five minutes’ walk. The Museum is just up West Hill on the right. Alternatively, take the 270 bus towards Wandsworth from Earlsfield Station stop. Get off at the sixth stop, Wandsworth Police Station. Walk up West Hill for three minutes after alighting the bus and you will see the Museum on the right.
Tooting Broadway Underground Station (Northern Line) – 25 mins by bus. Take the 270 bus towards Wandsworth from Garratt Lane/Tooting Broadway stop. Get off at the 14th stop, Wandsworth Police Station. Walk up West Hill for three minutes after alighting the bus and you will see the Museum on the right.
Hammersmith Underground Station (Piccadilly, District, Circle, Hammersmith & City Lines) – 25 mins by bus. Take the 220 or 485 bus towards Wandsworth from Hammersmith Bus Station. Get off at Frogmore stop. Proceed in the same direction as the bus for three minutes, along Putney Bridge Road, until Putney Bridge Road ends at the T-junction with West Hill. Turn right. The museum is just up West Hill on the right-hand (north) side of the road.
Wandsworth Museum Cycle Docking Station
The Wandsworth Museum Barclays Cycle Hire docking station, with capacity for 30 Barclays bikes, is situated on Santos Road, right next to the Museum. There are three other docking stations within five minutes’ walk: Mexfield Road, East Putney (18 bike capacity), Manfred Road, East Putney (29 bike capacity) and Osiers Road, Wandsworth (29 bike capacity). Cycle times from docking stations near local Underground, National Rail and Overground stations are as follows:
Upper Richmond Road (near East Putney Underground Station): 5 mins
Wandsworth Town Station: 5 mins
Putney Rail Station: 7 mins
Grant Road East, Grant Road Central, Grant Road West or St John’s Road (all near Clapham Junction Rail & Overground Station): 10 mins
The Museum also has cycle loops for visitors using their own bikes.
Cars and Parking
Wandsworth Museum has no public parking available on site, but has disabled parking available by appointment in the staff car park – call 020 8870 6060 during weekdays to reserve. As a member of the Green Museums Scheme we encourage visitors to use public transport to visit the museum. Public parking is available in Wandsworth Town Centre at Southside Shopping Centre. This can be reached via Buckhold Road and Neville Gill Close.