Welcome to Kingswood Heritage Museum

Here you can find out about the exciting museum inside the 18th Century brass mill at Warmley with its icehouse and windmill tower and the gardens nearby with grottoes, echo pond and huge statue of Neptune.

Kingswood Museum

William Champion’s 18th Century brass works at Warmley represent an important milestone in industrial history.  It was here that he developed the first commercial production of zinc in Europe.

 Kingswood Museum

Enjoyable displays

Housed within the main building, this Museum for Kingswood holds a variety of enjoyable displays of local industries and social history of the area for all the family.

 Kingswood Museum

Visiting us

Inside the Museum is a café, toilets and a well-stocked bookshop. We are managed and run solely by volunteers and in 2013 the Museum was awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.


Kingswood Heritage Museum is the largest independent museum in South Gloucestershire

Latest News

  • MOATivation at Barrs Court Moat
  • MOATivation at Barrs Court Moat

Barrs Court: could you help to preserve this ancient site?

Regular visitors to the Museum will have seen the display concerning our nearby 'lost mansion', Barrs Court, of which nothing now remains but a medieval brick-lined moat. Back in the 1300s-1700s this was a great estate [...]

  • WW2

The Museum applies to Arts Council England (ACE) for Accreditation

Accreditation is the UK standard for museums and galleries. It defines good practice and identifies agreed standards, so encouraging development. It is a baseline quality standard that helps guide museums to be the best they [...]

Visitors Opening Hours

  • From April to November
  • Every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 5pm
  • Closed December to March inclusive
  • Bank Holidays open from 11am to 5pm

Kingswood Heritage Museum,
Tower Lane, Warmley,
South Glos, BS30 8XT