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A good introduction to local history in this area

This recently improved museum is worth spending, say, 30 minutes of your trip to Kingston, and... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Edward S
London, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

The museum, which is near the Fairfield, is abundant with local history. A good insight into the... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Frances L
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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 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Seehanes
Reviewed 26 September 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.

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 20 March 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.

Thank londonexpert2018
Reviewed 8 March 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

Thank roya818
Reviewed 23 July 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.

2  Thank PieTravels
Reviewed 9 June 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

Thank Frances L
Reviewed 19 February 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
Reviewed 12 February 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
Reviewed 7 February 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 SEatsout
Reviewed 3 January 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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