• 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

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.



Creating a Museum

10.00 – 11.30am Saturday 14 March 2015

£5. Includes light refreshments.

How we developed the Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability. The process of developing an archive, displays, grants, social media, publicity and volunteers.

See Talks and Tours in 2015


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