Just a reminder that Kingswood Heritage Museum will be open all this coming weekend 11.00am - 5.00pm with the Grotto open on the Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday (30th April and 1st May). Don't miss out - our next Grotto open day won't be until Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August!
Kingswood Heritage Museum is pleased to announce its 2017 talks season. From April onwards the Museum will be hosting a series of monthly talks about subjects of interest to local people. These will range from the story of electricity in Bristol to the Clifton Rocks Railway - and the delights of day trips to the seaside! [...]
Fifty years ago this April, a major part of the local business community closed its doors for the last time, after over a hundred years. That was the end of the Haskins Pottery, made in Warmley on a site only a stone's throw from Kingswood Heritage Museum. But you won't be likely to drink your [...]
Kingswood Heritage Museum is gearing up for its new season, starting in April. Museum volunteer Peter Wakeman has created this video 'Current Work at the KHM': New subjects for this season include a feature on Haskins Pottery of Warmley, which closed 50 years ago this April, and a commemoration of the opening of Cossham Hospital one [...]
Regular visitors to the Museum will have seen the display concerning our nearby 'lost mansion', Barrs Court, of which nothing now remains but a medieval brick-lined moat. Back in the 1300s-1700s this was a great estate at the edge of the King's Wood, the house growing from what was described as a 'fayre old mannar place [...]
Accreditation is the UK standard for museums and galleries. It defines good practice and identifies agreed standards, so encouraging development. It is a baseline quality standard that helps guide museums to be the best they can be, for current and future users. Kingswood Heritage Museum can benefit greatly from being accredited by ACE so in [...]
Last year the Friends of Kingswood Heritage Museum organised a series of talks which were very well received. This year's dates, with a good range of talks given by popular speakers, have now been confirmed and can be found on our Forthcoming events page. All talks will take place at the Museum commencing at 7.30 pm. [...]
Kingswood Heritage Museum would like to wish all our visitors and volunteers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We look forward to a successful and exciting 2017.
Kingswood Heritage Museum was pleased to host the first ever signing of the delightful D. P. Lindegaard's book, Killed in a Coalpit, on Tuesday 29th December. Crowds gathered early for the event and the eagerly awaited talk, which caused quite a buzz on the Museum's final open day of 2016! In amongst the flurry of [...]
It's that time of the year again - with Christmas fast approaching we all begin to look forward to the New Year to come. Designed and printed in the UK, our new 2017 calendars are perfect for keeping organised. Featuring historical and colour images of some of the best known locations and attractions in Bristol, the [...]