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Museum and Library

It comprises a museum at the front and a library at the back both housed in a building dating from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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MUYBRIDGE'S born in Kingston. This association is already well explored in the museum’s permanent exhibitions.

🎨 “My Muybridge”, Kingston Art 2018 He was a photographer and an earlier pioneer of ‘motion... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2019
London, United Kingdom
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Kingston Museum is a small but buzzing museum, which was custom built in 1904. The Museum has three permanent exhibitions: Ancient Origins, Town of Kings and Eadweard Muybridge, local pioneer photographer. A varied programme of temporary exhibitions...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Wheatfield Way, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PS, England
+44 20 8547 5006
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It comprises a museum at the front and a library at the back both housed in a building dating from 1904 as the gift to Kingston of the American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The museum is free to the public and comprised three sections, Ancient Origins...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

🎨 “My Muybridge”, Kingston Art 2018 He was a photographer and an earlier pioneer of ‘motion pictures’. 1. The art show is an exploration of the art form of moving images – images suggesting motion and becoming motion in our eyes. 2. A poll is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

This free museum is located at the edge of Kingston Town centre and covers the history of Kingston. This includes the coronation of several Saxon Kings, thr HMV dog who was from Kingston and an exhibit on Edward Muybridge.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LondonKb
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Housed in an interesting old building, this museum offers an excellently presented insight into the history of Kingston-upon-Thames, with activities for children (with rewards for completing them) and a small but well-appointed gift shop. Free entry a bonus.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

This recently improved museum is worth spending, say, 30 minutes of your trip to Kingston, and provides much insight into this history-laden town. The ancient stone which was used to crown the Saxon kings can also be viewed nearby. There is no charge for either.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

A great local museum with an international collection of Edward Muybridge early photographic material. Very welcoming and family friendly with an art gallery on the first floor. Well worth a visit if you are in Kingston.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Had time to spare so visited this place and was very impressed by the staff and how much history there was in the area lovely pottery by Tomas Abbott and interesting photos and exhibits must use the free audio to help get the best of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

Very small and disappointing museum. Was done in 10 minutes. There is sadly barely anything to see or to do. Although you can buy some lovely postcards. It's definitely an optimal place for primary school kids.

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank PieTravels
Reviewed June 9, 2017

The museum, which is near the Fairfield, is abundant with local history. A good insight into the life and time of the area. Staff are very helpful

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Frances L
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Great free local history museum with a good permanent collection. A great aviation heritage, Nipper the HMV dog buried there also interesting artefacts from Eadweard Mubridge the landscape photographer.

Date of experience: February 2017
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