Forthcoming Events2018-01-31T18:48:38+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 2018 this will include

  • Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd April (Easter Day and Easter Monday)
  • Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May (May Day)
  • Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th May (Spring Bank Holiday)
  • Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Monday 27th 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 2018

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 £3.00 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

The dates for garden walks 2018:

  • Sunday 8th April
  • Sunday 13th May
  • Sunday 10th June
  • Sunday 8th July
  • Sunday 12th August
  • Sunday 9th September
  • Sunday 14th October
  • Sunday 11th November

For more information telephone Chris Quarry 0117 9575387, or the Museum Reception 0117 9605664.

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 £3.00 per person.

Season of talks of local interest

Our popular talks season. The schedule for 2018 is as follows:

  • Monday April 9th
    Mike Britton “Images of Change”
  • Monday May 14th
    Madeleine & Alan Bills “Town Crying”
  • Monday June 11th
    John Bates “Quirky Collectables”
  • Monday July 9th
    Tim Hooper “Television Tales”
  • Monday August 13th    
    Alan Freke “History of Frenchay Hospital”
  • Monday September 10th
    Bill Douglas “Douglas Bikes and Family”
  • Monday October 8th
    David Hardwick “Mining in Kingswood”
  • Monday November 12th
    John Perry “Beside the Seaside”

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

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 2018 (Sunday 27th May) in your diary now!

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.