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Kingston Heritage Service

Organisation/Service Details

Organisation Details

Description of activity

Kingston Heritage Service includes both Kingston Museum and Kingston History Centre.
Kingston Museum was founded in 1904 for public enjoyment and education. Over the last century our collections and displays have changed but our aims remain the same: to tell the story of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames through objects, images and text in an informative, inclusive and enjoyable way.
The Museum has three permanent galleries: Ancient Origins, Town of Kings and the Muybridge Bequest. Our Art Gallery upstairs has changing exhibitions throughout the year, many of which are produced by local community groups. We run workshops for all ages and other special events, including talks organised by the Friends of Kingston Museum & Heritage Service and school holiday activities.
Kingston History Centre (previously known at the Local History Room) is the local history library and archive for the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. Any member of the public, private researcher or student is welcome to visit the History Centre during normal opening hours. The collections are free to browse but are reference only. Reproductions are available for a fee.

Organisation Contact Details

Contact Details

Contact Name
Emily Grassi
Telephone

Address and Accessibility

Address Details

Venue Name
Kingston Museum
Address 1
Wheatfield Way
Town
Kingston upon Thames
Postcode
KT1 2PS

Accessibility

Accessible building
Yes
Accessible toilets
Yes
Please describe how accessible the toilet area is for example is it a 'Changing Places' accessible toilet, does it have changing facilities, hoists etc

Wheelchair accessible toilet on the ground floor.
Baby changing facility available.

Parking facilities
Yes
Dietary needs catered for
No
Staff have specialist training
Yes
Please enter any further details about your accessibility / specialist support

Parking at rear of building for disabled people by prior arrangement.
Alternative access for wheelchair users from rear car park, including door bell.

Availability

Availability Details

Days and times of activity / opening
TuesdayFrom 10:00To 17:00Kingston Museum only. Kingston History Centre closed.
WednesdayFrom 10:00To 17:00Kingston History Centre only. Kingston Museum closed.
ThursdayFrom 10:00To 19:00
FridayFrom 10:00To 17:00
SaturdayFrom 10:00To 17:00
When is the activity or service available
All Year Round
How to access the service/activity
Drop-in / Turn-up
Does a parent / carer need to stay on premises during activity
Yes
Is there a cost for this service or activity
Yes
Please provide further details

Both Museum and History Centre are free entrance, no need to book.
Some events and workshops organised by the Service are paid.
Some events and workshops organised by the Service need to be booked in advance.

Inclusion and Accessibility

Taking part if you are a child or young person with additional needs or a disability.

How can a child or young person with SEND take part in this activity

Please get in touch for any questions or queries about individual activities: kingston.museum@kingston.gov.uk

Who to contact for more information about inclusion and accessibility

Name
Emily Grassi
Telephone No.

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