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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

From Kingswood to Mars

Many Bristolians will remember the excitement in 2003 when Beagle 2 was sent on its way to Mars. Beagle 2, named after the ship HMS Beagle on which Charles Darwin voyaged and led to his writing “On the Origin of Species”, was conceived and led by Professor Colin Pillinger. Colin had started his science studies [...]

By |2018-06-04T12:10:08+00:00June 4th, 2018|Events, Exhibitions|0 Comments

Not just for the boys!

Kingswood Heritage Museum is again privileged to host the annual Douglas Motorcycle Rally and Cavalcade. It takes place on Sunday 27 May, with the Rally commencing at 11.00 am, and the Cavalcade - including a run along one of the former bike testing circuits via the Chew Valley - beginning at noon. There is a [...]

By |2018-05-22T09:02:36+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Oyez! Oyez! Hear ye! Hear ye!

This is the summons to the latest in Kingswood Heritage Museum's 2018 season of talks, when Madeleine and Allen Bills will tell their audience about the art and science of town crying. And they should know – Allen is Town Crier to the City of Bristol, and Madeleine   Mangotsfield, said to be one of the [...]

By |2018-05-08T08:09:55+00:00May 8th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Continuing success for Museum groups

The do-it-yourself groups at Kingswood Heritage Museum are looking to add to their numbers in 2018. The four groups give volunteers an opportunity to work on their own projects, or to carry out jobs to benefit various charities, in a friendly and supportive environment. The gatherings take place at the Museum as follows: Men in [...]

By |2018-05-05T11:39:47+00:00May 5th, 2018|Events|0 Comments