Whiteley Village Museum

Whiteley Village Museum

Housed in the old Chapel of Rest adjacent to St Mark's Church.

Opening Hours

At present, the museum is only open by appointment.

If you would like to arrange a visit, or if you have any other enquiry, please use the Contact Us page, or contact the Whiteley Village Historical Society by email museum@whiteleyvillage.org.uk or by calling Graham Chapman on 07446 587325.

We can cater for groups of up to 12-15 people.


We have made a very good start to our collections, including items relating to:

William Whiteley, our Founder and Benefactor

  • Photographs and other memorabilia relating to his Department Store in Bayswater.
  • Press coverage of his murder in 1907, his funeral and his Will, and the subsequent trial at the Old Bailey of Horace George Raynor.
  • We are very grateful to William Whiteley's family for the loan of some of these items.
  • Further information on William Whiteley can be found in our History section (see menu) and at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Whiteley

Whiteley Village

  • NEW - “Walter Cave, Arts and Crafts to Edwardian Splendour” a book about the lead architect at Whiteley Village. He designed a number of the buildings, including the model cottages.  For further information, reviews of the book and details on how to obtain a copy of the book (part of the proceeds will go to the Trust) click here
  • Photographs and artefacts illustrating the construction and earliest days of the Village, plus a wonderful collection of original architectural plans and blueprints, many created by the leading exponents of the Arts & Crafts tradition.
  • Photographs and other memorabilia recording the visit to Whiteley Village by Their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary, in 1921.
  • The images (as above) can be viewed on our Youtube channel here:
  • Facebook users can see an album of these pictures here:

Whiteley Village Residents

  • The most important part of Whiteley Village - Villagers past and present.
  • (We hope to build an archive of living histories - please get in touch if you'd like to be a part of this project!)

Whiteley Village Historical Society

  • We are forming the WVHS so that residents of the village can be involved in running of the Museum and other projects related to the village such as Living History. Those interested should contact Graham Chapman.



Cargill plc

We are very grateful to Cargill plc for their generous support of the Whiteley Village Museum.