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Beside the seaside, beside the sea!

All the fun of the seaside is to be had in the last of Kingswood Heritage Museum's 2018 season of talks. Prominent local historian, John Penny, will show a selection of films covering the twentieth century, with bathing beauties from 1900 to antics on the beach after the Second World War. He will cover the [...]

By |2018-11-08T19:32:00+00:00November 8th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Windmill Winter Craft Fair 2018

We are excited to be hosting the Windmill Winter Craft Fair 2018 at the Kingswood Heritage Museum. Browse through the beautiful handmade items from our talented craftspeople. Entry to the Fair is free. The Windmill Cafe will be open and serving light refreshments. Why not tie it in with a visit to South Gloucestershire's fantastic [...]

By |2018-11-03T20:50:42+00:00November 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Museum’s Roll of Honour

The Museum's First World War exhibition has undergone a major enhancement this year to recognise the forthcoming centenary of the 1918 Armistice. The war has been the subject of a major exhibit for some years, and includes items like one of the locally built Douglas motorcycles used by despatch riders during the conflict. We have [...]

By |2018-10-27T15:33:39+00:00October 27th, 2018|Exhibitions|0 Comments

Mining in Kingswood

Monday October 8th 2018 David Hardwick, a founder member of the South Gloucestershire Mining History Group (SGMRG), has been researching mining and quarrying in the Bristol area for nearly 30 years. This illustrated talk will focus on the coal mines in (under!!) and around the Kingswood area of Bristol. Topics covered will include,; The history [...]

By |2018-10-01T08:12:41+00:00October 1st, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Museum at Night

The Kingswood Heritage Museum presents the Museum at Night, October 28 from 6.00 - 7.30pm. The museum will be opened after hours, exclusively for you, for one night only. As you enter the darkened museum, you will meet several characters from the past brought to life before your eyes. They will tell you their own fascinating, [...]

By |2018-09-18T18:42:30+00:00September 18th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Inspirational women of South Gloucestershire celebrated at exhibition

A celebration of some of South Gloucestershire’s most inspirational women was officially launched at an exhibition at Kingswood Heritage Museum last week (11 September). ‘Inspiring Women: the legacy of the First World War in South Gloucestershire’ showcases the incredible achievements of South Gloucestershire women who have made a positive impact on society, from the First [...]

By |2018-09-18T18:35:35+00:00September 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The story of Douglas motorcycles

Kingswood Heritage Museum is proud to be the home of a major display of the world famous Douglas motorcycles, so it is fitting that they will be the subject of the next of the Museum's 2018 season talks. Bill Douglas, great grandson of the firm's founder, will reflect on the decision of his family to [...]

By |2018-09-05T12:53:17+00:00September 5th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

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 - and create a sense of baffled wonder in today's media-savvy youngsters, perhaps! The Museum is also joining the libraries [...]

By |2018-07-23T09:40:50+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Events, Exhibitions|0 Comments

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 regular in such TV series as Shoestring, To the Manor Born and Casualty. The photo shows him featuring as a [...]

By |2018-07-03T09:37:01+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Events|0 Comments

John Bates talk: social media story

The latest in Kingswood Heritage Museum's 2018 season of talks will ask this question of the audience. John Bates collects what he calls weird and unusual things, and, in his talk entitled “Quirky Collectables”, he will exhibit a selection, and then challenge people present to tell him what they think they are, and what use [...]

By |2018-06-06T09:11:27+00:00June 6th, 2018|Events|0 Comments