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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+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Memories of Hanham

A new exhibit this year at Kingswood Heritage Museum features a pictorial review of Hanham as it developed over the period since World War II. With many photographs from local newspapers and libraries, and from Hanham Local History Society, the story of Hanham is set out, with sections on the High Street, the schools, the [...]

By | 2018-04-23T12:45:12+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Exhibitions|0 Comments

Kingswood Heritage Museum 2018 talks season

Kingswood Heritage Museum is pleased to announce its 2018 talks season. From April onwards the Museum will once again be hosting a series of monthly talks about subjects of interest to local people. These will range from the history of Frenchay Hospital to tales of mining in Kingswood - and the delights of trips to [...]

By | 2018-04-09T08:19:01+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Cosmic Bunnies

Cosmo's in trouble! Can you help him? He's lost all the Cosmic Bunnies in the museum somewhere. Come and follow the trail around the museum and find them all. Small prize for every child who completes the trail. Our Easter event, the Cosmic Bunnies, ties in with the revealing of the Beagle replica at the museum. [...]

By | 2018-03-30T11:23:23+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

New exhibits for new season

Kingswood Heritage Museum is pleased to announce its new season, starting in April. Volunteers have been at work for weeks, enhancing last year's displays and creating new exhibits for 2018. The Museum's First World War exhibition has undergone a major renovation to recognise the coming centenary of the Armistice. A new feature will be a [...]

By | 2018-03-22T11:37:12+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Knit and Natter

Join our friendly group! Knitting,  Crochet, Embroidery, Needle Work. Monday mornings 10am to 12 o'clock in the Museum. £2 entry includes tea/coffee. Beginners welcome. Contact Linda Payne for details 0117 9605664

By | 2017-10-26T12:10:54+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments