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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
Good local history, with some surprising treasures

Great free local history museum with a good permanent collection. A great aviation heritage, Nipper... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
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20 Mar 2018
“A must see in Kingston - excellent museum”
8 Mar 2018
“Stop over ”
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 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.

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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

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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.

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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
Reviewed 29 November 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
Reviewed 23 November 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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