Forthcoming Events 2017-05-16T15:52:33+00:00

Forthcoming Events at Kingswood Museum

Standard opening times can be found on our ‘Visiting us‘ page.

Bank Holidays

The Museum is open from 11.00am to 5.00pm on Easter, May and August Bank Holiday weekends; in 2017 this will include

  • Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th and Monday 17 April (Easter Monday)
  • Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May (May Day)
  • Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th and Monday 29th May (Spring Bank Holiday)
  • Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August (Late Summer Bank Holiday)

Look around one of the most extensive man-made grottoes in England, not normally open to the public, during one of these special open weekends (please note that the Grottoes are not open for the Easter Bank Holiday or on any of the Bank Holiday Saturdays).

Admission £3.50 (includes entrance to the Warmley grottoes).

Garden Walks

A Series of Circular Guided Walks for 2017

Explore the Warmley gardens and grotto on a guided walk, every 2nd Sunday in the month (April to November), starting from the Museum at 2.15pm, fee £2.50 per adult.

This circular walk will take approximately 90 minutes on level ground, some of which may be muddy in wet weather. Bring a torch to help you explore as you wander through the grottoes, which will be specially opened for you by your guide.Kingswood museum walks

  • Sunday 9th April
  • Sunday 7th May
  • Sunday 11th June
  • Sunday 9th July
  • Sunday 13th August
  • Sunday 10th September
  • Sunday 8th October
  • Sunday 12th November

For more details, contact Chris Quarry, telephone (0117) 957 5387.

The Dramway

All Dramway walks should be booked through Chris Quarry, telephone 0117 9575387. Requests for walks can also be made with Linda Payne at Museum Reception.

This is aimed at groups who want to partake in the walks. Individuals who request a walk will then be invited to join planned group walks.

The walks cost £2.50 per person.

Season of talks of local interest

This was a new venture during the 2016 season. The schedule for 2017 is as follows:

  • Monday 10 April : Roy Ackrill “Elf and Safety”
  • Monday 15 May : Peter Lamb “Bristol’s Electric History”
  • Monday 19 June : Dave Cheesley “Return to Banjo Island”
  • Monday 17 July : John Penny “Beside the Seaside”
  • Monday 21 August : Chris Biggs “Bristol Old and New”
  • Monday 18 September : Peter Davey “Clifton Rocks Railway”
  • Monday 16 October : Cyril Routledge “Curiouser and Curiouser”

All talks take place at the Museum commencing at 7.30 pm. The admission fee is £3, which includes light refreshments.

History Detectives

A new series of summer learning sessions for children aged 7-11 took place in August 2017. See our round up in the News section. More sessions are planned during 2017 – do look out for more details and dates via this web site, Facebook and Twitter.

Douglas Cavalcade

A regular feature of the Spring Bank Holiday at the end of May is the very popular meeting of Douglas motorcycle enthusiasts.

See dozens of vintage motorcycles – talk to their riders/owners – watch as they move off on the Sunday at 12 noon to ride the old factory test route.

Put the Spring Bank Holiday date for 2017 (Sunday 28th May) in your diary now!

‘Know Your Place’ family fun day

On Saturday 3rd June 2017 bring your mobiles and tablets along on a family heritage walk around the area using Know Your Place and exploring your local history as we go! Look out for landmarks and have fun on the way, mapping what you find onto Know Your Place afterwards.

The walk will begin at 2:00pm from the museum and we will return for family activities afterwards.

Here is the link to the Eventbrite page where you can book tickets:

Standard admission fees to the museum will apply. Entrance fee £3.00. Under 12s always visit free, when accompanied by a parent or carer.

Please note: The family heritage walk is suitable for ages 5 and above. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Please dress appropriately for outdoor weather. Maximum of 15. Please book 1 ticket per individual, rather than per family.

If you have any further questions please contact the Know Your Place project on 01454 863779.

English Heritage Open Day

This is usually the second weekend in September.  We open on the Sunday and will confirm the date and more details nearer the time.