In 2007, Wandsworth Museum was in danger of permanent closure, although there were objections by the UK Museums Association. However, the museum reopened in September 2010 after a three year closure period and with the promise of £2 million of funding by local philanthropists. It is now located on a new site at 38 West Hill in Wandsworth. The museum is operated by Wandsworth Borough Council.
The museum displays the history of Wandsworth through the ages, with exhibits including an ornate Iron Age shield recovered from the Thames. It also houses the De Morgan Centre, with exhibits of the ceramics of William de Morgan and of the paintings of Evelyn De Morgan.