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



Last minute

We are one of’s 100 Inspiring Places! have listed the Langdon Down Museum and Normansfield Theatre as one of their inspiring 100 places to visit in London. See

Building December 2013 1

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


Read the report on Earlswood




U3A Project 2016 to be announced later this year


  Dolly FreemanTony Hudson

The Residents of Normansfield

6.30 Tuesday 16 June 2015

The stories of those who lived at Normansfield from the late Victorian period to the closure of the hospital in 1997.

This talk is part of events for Richmond Borough’s Learning Disability Awareness Week 15-19 June

See Talks and Tours in 2015


History@Kingston Blog

History@Kingston Blog Mar 15

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.