September 9, 2021

Merton comes to Merton!

The Chapter House celebrated London Open House with lovely weather and its usual welcome – but also with a new exhibit. Visitors on Sunday 5th September travelled back in time to the 13th century with the help of the popular video game Minecraft and a teenager! Thomas Hobro (14) spent some of lockdown recreating Merton […]

June 5, 2021

Open again!

At long last, the Chapter House Museum will be open on Sundays from 6th June until the end of October, between 10 and 4. We look forward to seeing you there!

March 3, 2021

Springing into 2021 – progress report

The Chapter House Museum is still closed at present because of the government’s coronavirus restrictions, but as you may have noticed there’s a good deal happening! THE BUILDING WORKS Essential plumbing, drainage and electrical work continues, and preliminary work has now started on the creation of a performance and exhibition space within the 12th century […]

June 13, 2020

COVID-19 update

After a successful 2019, during which we received over 3,500 visitors to the newly refurbished Chapter House, held a number of events and carried out a programme of group and school visits, we had planned to open again in 2020. We regret, however, that like so many museums and venues the Chapter House has to […]

March 22, 2019

2019 Sunday Opening Times

Spring is finally here and we have regular Sunday opening times confirmed. We will be open on Sundays from 28th April – October 27th 2019 from 11am to 4pm. We just hope the weather holds out for every day we’re open. Please keep an eye out for any special events on the What’s On section […]

September 3, 2018

London Open House

Open House London returns on 22nd and 23rd September 2018. Then we’ll be opening the Chapter House on Sundays onwards from 11 am – 4 pm until the end of October in the first instance.

December 3, 2017

Building Work Commences

Our building work has now commenced and will continue until mid-2018. Details of Phase 1 of the new development, fully funded, can seen in the design and access statement here. Phase 2, which will follow in 2017-18 subject to funding, involves recreating a medicinal garden on the site of Merton’s Infirmary Garden, one of the first two recorded […]

September 1, 2017

Chapter House Works

Planning permission has been granted for the Chapter house works which are due to start on site in November 2017. The development will replace the existing brick wall at the south of the enclosure with a new glass wall as part of a programme of general improvements to make the Chapter House more visible and […]

June 19, 2017

HLF Funding Secures Chapter House Go-ahead

On 19 June 2013 the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) confirmed almost £2million of funding to revitalize the natural and historic features of the River Wandle. The river runs through 12 sites of Nature Conservation Interest but there is also rich cultural,religious and industrial heritage including the sites of Merton Priory, a number of former mills, […]

January 12, 2017

Plans For Chapter House Are Out For Consultation

The first phase will replace the southern wall of the chapter house enclosure with a new glazed wall and provide WC, kitchen and dedicated storage for the centre. It will be part funded by the HLF Living Wandle project and part by Section 106 monies held by LB Merton for the purpose. Work is due […]

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