• A portrait of John Langdon Down by Sydney Hodges (1829 -1900).
  • The main Normansfield building
  • The grounds around Normansfield
  • The restored Theatre is now used regularly for concerts and events.

Opening times

The museum & theatre are open on Saturdays from 10-1 from February to November. We are closed over Easter.

News displays on Normansfield Residents

We are one of Lastminute.com's 100 Inspiring Places!

Lastminute.com have listed the Langdon Down Museum and Normansfield Theatre as one of their inspiring 100 places to visit in London. See Lastminute.com

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.


U3A Project 2014: Long stay Institutions for People with Learning Disabilities: The research will be presented on this website in the near future.

U3A Project 2016 to be announced later this year.



In the Footsteps of Dr John Langdon Down

A Walk Around Normansfield

10am to 12 noon Saturday 11 April 2015

This tour will begin with a talk about the development of Normansfield and its history through maps and photographs. The group will then set out for a walk around the original Normansfield site locating the position of lost buildings and finding those that remain. This one hour walk is mostly along pavements but will also include some rough paths and grassed areas. The total distance is about one mile. Light refreshments will be provided at the end of the walk. Cost: £10 per person.

See Talks and Tours in 2015


History@Kingston Blog

A Social History of Learning Disability: Langdon Down Museum

History@Kingston is a multi-authored blog written by staff, students, alumni and public historians who contribute to the study of history at Kingston University and the town’s rich local heritage.


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