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Kingston Museum & Heritage Service

Wheatfield Way, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PS, England
+44 20 8547 5006
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A must see in Kingston - excellent museum

A great local museum with an international collection of Edward Muybridge early photographic... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2018
londonexpert2018
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Had time to spare so visited this place and was very impressed by the staff and how much history... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
Roy A
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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 can be enjoyed in the Art Gallery. There is always something to do for all ages; lectures, workshops, trails, clubs and more. Welcome!
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“local history” (4 reviews)
“local area” (3 reviews)
“on display” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Wheatfield Way, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PS, England
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+44 20 8547 5006
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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

2  Thank Bluebird-Chris
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Reviewed February 12, 2017

We have lived in Kingston for over 10 years before we finally got round to visiting our local museum. The museum is free to visit, its quite small but interesting in that it cover the local area.

1  Thank Wilcoxm51
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Reviewed February 7, 2017

Enjoyed the visuals and sounds of the museum. No one else there...what a pity! Good for me but not the museum staff. There were ancient relics and modern day fake watches seized by Customs and Excise... and everything in between. I loved the variety of...More

1  Thank Stephanie L
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Reviewed January 3, 2017

Fascinating museum of local history. Enjoyed by children and adults in our party certainly. Easy to read captions with optional audio assistance. well worth an hours visit.

1  Thank dr8484
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Reviewed November 29, 2016

This is a very informative local museum about Kingston and the local area.Plus there is an exhibition gallery devoted to Edward Muybridge who was famous for his motion pictures which were the precursor of films.A rather pompous narrative does not detract from his photos including...More

1  Thank wingate
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Reviewed November 23, 2016

Lovely local museum with lots of intereting exhibits. We spent an hour and a half in there while it was raining.

1  Thank Jayne J
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