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

Museum’s summer treats

Kingswood Heritage Museum is planning some exciting things for families during the school holidays. There will be a new exhibition of 20th century children's toys and games. They will bring back memories for the grown-ups [...]

The July talk in Kingswood Heritage Museum's 2018 season will be given by local screen actor Tim Hooper. Tim will reminisce about his forty year career in front of the camera, when he was a [...]

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

Bank Holiday opening

August 25 @ 11:00 am - August 27 @ 5:00 pm

Circular Guided Walk

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Bill Douglas “Douglas Bikes and Family”

September 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Heritage Open Days

September 15 @ 11:00 am - September 16 @ 5:00 pm