Common Sense Project 


From 16 March 2020, discover Merton’s fascinating past through an exciting exhibition combining pictures, objects, touch, smell and sound.

The project will provide a range of activities and support for local adult residents living with special needs, including autism, visual impairment and hearing loss. This will make Merton’s local heritage more accessible to visitors with a range of needs.

Join a guided tour of the Heritage Centre or pick up an audio-guide to our displays.

We also have sensory boxes about Merton’s heritage available for loan to day centres, residential units and SEND schools.


For details and bookings: Please call 020 8545 3239 or email


About your visit:

There are friendly staff at the Heritage Centre to help if you need assistance.

The Heritage Centre is usually a quiet place. However, if it is noisy we have a dementia friendly space you can use at any point. This has comfy chairs, accessible toilets and resources available for you to use.