Kingston Museum

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Kingston Museum Wheatfield Way
Kingston upon Thames

  • Culture Service Desk, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames: 020 8547 5006
  • Local History Room: 020 8547 6738
  • Archivist: 020 8547 6735

Kingston Museum was built in 1904, and restored between 1992 and 1997. There are three permanent galleries: Ancient Origins, Eadweard Muybridge and Town of Kings. The Art Gallery hosts a range of national and local temporary exhibitions. There are events and activities for children, a talks series for adults and a learning programme for local schools. The shop stocks a range of local specific gifts and stationery. Kingston Museum is accredited by the Arts Council. The Arts Council Accreditation Scheme sets national standards for UK museums.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Tuesday: 10am to 5pm Thursday: 10am to 7pm Friday: 10am to 5pm Saturday: 10am to 5pm


Entry to the Museum is Free

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Bicycle park
  • Public car park
  • Wi-fi available

Facilities information:

Parking can be arranged for visitors with a Mobility impairment, please phone ahead of your visit.


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits
  • Regular children's club
  • General guide to collections available
  • Handling sessions
  • Induction loops in lecture theatres
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Community outreach programme/service
  • Early years education service available
  • Professional development and training for teachers
  • Special educational needs education services available

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