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Spotlight on Staple Hill

The second of Kingswood Heritage Museum's major exhibitions for the 2017 season, opening on 1 August, will concentrate on Staple Hill. It will showcase the history and social development of the area over the years. There are lots of things you may not know about Staple Hill. For example, that firefighters' uniforms have been made [...]

By | 2017-07-26T10:08:17+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Exhibitions|0 Comments

Return to Banjo Island!

The next in Kingswood Heritage Museum's summer series of talks will deal with a subject closer to home than previously! The speaker is Dave Cheesley, well known local historian. Dave's presentation will tell of his early days in Cadbury Heath, including his time at Parkwall School in the late 1950s. He will also reflect on [...]

By | 2017-06-14T15:03:46+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Henry Body rides again!

Kingswood Heritage Museum is again privileged to host the annual Douglas Motorcycle Rally and Cavalcade. It takes place on Sunday 28 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. The world famous [...]

By | 2017-05-23T20:09:15+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Cossham Hospital is 110!

This June is the 110th anniversary of the opening of that much loved local institution, Cossham Memorial Hospital. Kingswood Heritage Museum is commemorating that event with a new exhibition, in conjunction with the Friends of Cossham. The display celebrates the vision of the man who made it possible, Handel Cossham, MP and Mayor of Bath, [...]

By | 2017-05-20T14:19:35+00:00 May 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘Return to Banjo Island’ talk

The next in the Museum's series of talks will be 'Return to Banjo Island', given by Dave Cheesley on Monday 19th June at 7.30pm. Dave is a well known local historian and long time Secretary of the Barton Hill History Group. He is also active with the Pilning and Severn Beach History Group. A small entry [...]

By | 2017-05-16T15:46:17+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Spring Bank Holiday opening and events

Just a reminder that Kingswood Heritage Museum will be open this Spring Bank Holiday weekend 11.00am - 5.00pm with the Grotto open on the Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday (28th May and 29th May). Douglas Cavalcade A regular feature of the Spring Bank Holiday at the end of May is the very popular meeting of [...]

By | 2017-05-20T14:16:30+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kingswood Heritage Museum 2017 talks season

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! [...]

By | 2017-04-05T18:14:51+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

The end of “Titanic”

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 [...]

By | 2017-04-03T19:41:42+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Exhibitions|0 Comments