Museum & Theatre Opening Times

Sunday 17 September 12 to 4pm for Open House London.

Saturdays 10am to 5pm: 21 October, 18 November.


Photographs from inside the theatre


The Trees of Normansfield

We have an ongoing research project investigating the landscape of trees created by Dr John Langdon Down.

The landscape at Normansfield was an important part of the therapeutic, training and educational environment offered by Dr John Langdon Down and his wife Mary. They created a rich landscape of trees and shrubs with paths that took residents and staff on walks around Normansfield, bordered as it is by Kingston Road, Holmesdale Road, Broom Road and Normansfield Avenue. Seating was installed and to walk the whole 42 acre site would be around one and a half miles. It is said that Langdon Down planted every native species of British tree. There are however, many examples of foreign species.

See Landscape and Trees




Museum & theatre next open: 12-4pm Sunday 17 September

Open House London

Sunday 17 September | 12 – 4pm

We are open to join this London-wide annual event with guided tours of the building.

Come and look around on your own or join a guided tour at 12.30, 1.30 or 2.30pm.

Cost: Free. Booking not required.

See Talks and Tours

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You can download our children’s trail here or pick up a free copy in the museum

Childrens trail A4 download

Childrens trail

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