Heritage and Local Studies Centre events

Merton Heritage Discovery Day

Civic Centre, 21 August, 12-4.30pm

A free showcase for Merton’s heritage featuring displays, talks, film, children’s crafts and stalls from museums and community groups.
You can also take a selfie with the F A Cup and meet star players from Wimbledon F C’s winning teams of 1963 and 1988.

See all the activities taking place on this document

Please note the events below require advance booking via Eventbrite:


West Barnes Local History Group (cancelled until further notice)

Merton Heritage Centre organises monthly talks at West Barnes Library. These are held on the third Tuesday of each month from 10.30am to 12 noon.  

Admission to the West Barnes local history talks is FREE.

Add your family's First World War stories to the Carved in Stone archive.

Did any of your relatives live in Merton during the First World War?

As part of the  Carved in Stone project , we have staged a series of  War Story Days  where volunteers have filmed short interviews with Merton residents whose relatives fought in the First World War, or supported the local war effort. These have been used to produce a range of web resources, school packs and exhibitions. There is still time to add your family stories to our collection, so if you have information that you would like to share, or wartime memorabilia that we can record for posterity, we would love to hear from you.

If you would like to be interviewed, please contact:

Merton Local Studies Centre. Tel. 020 8545 3239.  Email: local.studies@merton.gov.uk

For more information about the Carved in Stone project, visit www.merton.gov.uk/carvedinstone