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.

In July 2017 Kingswood Heritage Museum was awarded full museum accreditation status by Arts Council England.

This is a wonderful achievement for our museum as it means we are recognised as achieving national standards in the key areas of museum management: organisational health; collections; users and their experiences.

We are especially proud of our Accreditation as the Trust and Museum are staffed entirely by volunteers.

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.

DID YOU KNOW?

Kingswood Heritage Museum is the largest independent museum in South Gloucestershire.

Latest News

‘elf and safety at work!

The next in the 2019 season of talks at Kingswood Heritage Museum is to be held at the Museum on Monday 8 July, commencing at 7.30pm, and is entitled “'elf and safety - fact or [...]

The changing face of Kingswood

In a change to the advertised programme, the next talk in the Museum's 2019 season will be given by the Museum's Co-Curator, Alan Bryant. The subject will be the changing face of Kingswood's High Street [...]

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

Roy Akrill “‘Elf and Safety”

July 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Gardens and Grotto Guided Walk

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Gardens and Grotto Guided Walk

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Alan Freke “Hidden Frenchay”

August 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm