Dr John Langdon Down and Normansfield
History of Learning Disability
Memorabilia and Oral History
Langdon Down Centre
The museum & theatre will reopen on Saturday 7 February 2015 from 10-1.
We are closed over Easter.
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The Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability at Normansfield Teddington, was the home and institution developed by the Victorian physician Dr John Langdon Down and his family where a revolutionary and enlightened approach was developed for the care of people with learning disabilities.
Where were long stay institutions and asylums for people with learning disabilities in the 19th and 20th centuries located in London and the Home Counties? How were they founded? How did they compare with each other and with Normansfield? How did living conditions and quality of care compare?
The research will be presented on this website in early 2015.
NEXT EVENT IN 2015
Normansfield Theatre Talk and Tour.
Saturday 7 February 2015. Fully booked. A one hour talk about Normansfield’s Grade II* listed Victorian theatre. The talk will discuss why it came to be built and its purpose in the daily life of the hospital. The fixtures and fittings will be examined in detail. There will be a guided walk around the theatre, stage and back rooms. Also on show will be a selection of restored Victorian flats depicting a variety of scenery.