Opening Times

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

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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



Normansfield Theatre Talk and Tour

10am to 12noon Saturday 9 May 2015

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. Light refreshments will be provided. Cost: £10 per person.

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.