Summer Volunteering at the Mansion

We are looking for a core group of volunteers to play a key, active and enjoyable role in our summer programme of community engagement actvites!

Park Feast

There will be opportunites to build a straw bale garden; grow vegetables; make jam, cordial and pickles; hand dye table linen with foraged materials; and craft tableware for a community feast this autumn.

Sound walk

We are recruiting volunteers to work with a composer to collect field recordings and interviews for a sound walk in the park. All training and equipment will be provided.

Summer picnic series

We are also looking for help with stewarding and running our summer picnic series, which includes concerts and a bicycle-powered cinema.

To fnd out how to get involved or for more information, you can contact us via:

All levels of experience welcome. We look forward to meeting you!


For the first time in decades, this beautiful Georgian mansion is open daily to the public as an arts, cultural and community centre.

Brought to you by the folks behind the Bussey Building in Peckham, the mansion now houses artist studios, a yoga/pilates/wellbeing centre run by Studio Kooks, arts and crafts classes and a café.  In addition, there will be regular special events and activities like food markets, vintage markets, concerts, pop-up cinemas and more!

The rooms in the mansion are available to rent for events, parties and weddings, as well as photo and film shoots.  If you are interested in having your event here, or if you have any questions or ideas for us, please feel free to get in touch.

We believe that arts, culture and creativity build strong and cohesive communities.  We want the Mansion to be used by all, so alongside our programming we’ll be running engagement projects involving local schools and community groups.

Become a part of what we’re doing!  Send us an email to let us know your thoughts, and most importantly, please support the creative businesses and events that we have here. Together we can build something fantastic!



Sydney and the Mansion Team

Opening times

The Mansion is open 7 days a week from 8am – 10pm.

The door is unlocked from 8am – nightfall, and the public is welcome to come in a look around during those times. In addition, the Friends of Beckenham Place Park open their visitor centre on Sundays from 12-3.