August 2022: Kingswood Heritage Museum

July 25 2022

Free admission: Heritage Open Days

Kingswood Heritage Museum and the adjacent William Champion’s Garden are both open as part of the annual national “Heritage Open Days” from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September 2022. 

All visitors are admitted for free on these two days, and there is free parking at the Museum. Refreshments will be available in the Museum tea room.


Museum talk in September
This year’s programme of monthly talks continues at Kingswood Heritage Museum on Wednesday September 14th with a presentation by Penny Deverill on the sad and fascinating story of Rebecca Worlock, who was executed in Gloucester in 1820 for the poisoning of her husband.

Admission costs £4, including tea or coffee; doors open at 7pm and the talk commences at 7.30 pm; seats can be reserved by calling 0117 960 5664.


Longwell Green exhibition
This year’s new exhibition at Kingswood Heritage Museum highlighting the area of Longwell Green includes a number of photographs of the area across the years. 

The photograph from the exhibition shows the Bath Road in the early part of the 20th Century, and features a distinctive “tin chapel” adjacent to the United Church (All Saints) (photograph circa 1910, courtesy of the John Snell Collection). 
Bath Road in the early part of the 20th Century

 

Volunteer opportunities
Kingswood Heritage Museum always welcomes new volunteers. If you are interested in helping the Museum in any capacity, please contact us at kingswoodmuseum@gmail.com, or call us on 0117 960 5664.

The Friends of William Champion’s Garden also welcome new volunteers, ideas and suggestions. For more information please email kay@mclross.co.uk or call Kingswood Heritage Museum on 0117 960 5664