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.


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

Latest News

Scouting exhibition

One of the special 2019 season exhibits at Kingswood Heritage Museum focuses on scouting in the area. From its beginnings in the early years of the twentieth century, scouting established itself in the Bristol area [...]

Wise owls!

A Family Owl Treasure Hunt was organised by South Gloucestershire Council Community Learning team for the summer school holidays. Knitted owls were distributed throughout Kingswood, in stores and other locations. Children were challenged  to seek [...]

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

Museums At Night

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gardens and Grotto Guided Walk

November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bernard Merrick “Only a Glove”

November 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Windmill Winter Craft Fair

November 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm