Museum & Theatre Opening Times

Saturdays 10am to 5pm:

18 November 2017


Normansfield Theatre Lighting Appeal

The Langdon Down Centre has launched a fundraising appeal to raise £19,000 towards the cost of upgrading all of our stage and front of stage lighting.

This will make a big difference to the quality of lighting we can provide as well as being more efficient. We would like to replace our current lights with LED fittings.

The main advantages
 Better quality of lighting
 More environmentally friendly
 More efficient & more cost effective
We are asking everyone who supports our wonderful Grade II* listed Victorian Theatre to kindly donate towards this appeal.

The Staff of Normansfield 1868 – 1997

4rd Shared Learning Project with the U3A 2017


Researching the staff who worked at Normansfield between 1868 and 1997. Staff duties at Normansfield were very wide-ranging according to the period of time and have covered medical/care staff, farm workers, maintenance staff and teachers.

Results from this project will appear on this website in 2018.

For past U3A projects see here.

Museum & theatre next open: 10am - 5pm Saturday 18 November

Talk and Tour: Normansfield Theatre

Saturday 18 November | 11am – 12.30pm

A talk on the history of Normansfield’s Grade II* listed Victorian theatre that opened in 1879 and is a venue today for drama, concerts and opera.

Your visit includes a walk around the theatre and back rooms. On view will be part of the scenery store of restored original Victorian side flats.

Using our interactive touch screen catalogue you can view the 150 items of scenery stored in the building that include beautiful backcloths, side flats, top borders and props.

Light refreshments. Cost: £10.

Booking required: Call: 0333 1212 300 or email: Lesley Alabaf.

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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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