March 2020: Kingswood Heritage Museum

March 24 2020

KINGSWOOD Heritage Museum is gearing up for its new season, starting in April.

March 2020: Kingswood Heritage Museum

Badminton Road Guide Jamboree 1970 (Picture from the South Gloucestershire Library collection, courtesy Kingswood Heritage Museum)

Volunteers have been at work all winter, creating new exhibits for 2020 and refurbishing many of your favourite displays of Kleen-e-ze, Douglas Motorcycles and the Heavy boot industry of the district, as well as improving access within the Museum itself.

There are two new major exhibits for 2020. The first is a display celebrating Guiding in Kingswood, including photos of the activities of many of the local units over the years, created by the Girl Guide leaders themselves.

The other is entitled “Spotlight on Downend and Mangotsfield”, with pictures covering the development of the area through the twentieth century. 

Alan Bryant, Joint Museum Curator, said: “We welcome contributions from local people to add to our knowledge of the Downend and Mangotsfield area. Anyone with a story to tell, or artefacts for display, is encouraged to contact us at kingswoodmuseum@gmail.com.

The Museum always welcomes new volunteers, and would especially like to hear from anyone willing to help with administration and clerical support, publicity, and volunteer co-ordination.

If you are interested in helping the Museum in any capacity please contact us at kingswoodmuseum@gmail.com , call us on 0117 960 5664 or simply drop in to the Museum when it is open.

The Museum will open on 4 April, and then on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays until 29 November from 2.00pm until 5.00pm, and on Bank Holidays between 11.00am and 5.00pm

Kingswood Heritage Museum is located in the former Champion Brass Works, at Tower Lane, Warmley, BS30 8XT, just off Avon Ring Road (Cadbury Heath exit). Buses 18, 19, 42 and 43 stop nearby, and bus 44 stops only a little further away at Wraxall Road.