Talks and Tours 2015

Our talks and tours explore the history and work of Dr John Langdon Down and his home at Normansfield where he brought an enlightened and revolutionary approach to the care of people with learning disabilities. Participants must book a place in advance (excluding Open House weekend) Call: 0333 1212 300 | Email: Lesley Alabaf. lesley.alabaf@downs-syndrome.org.uk    […]

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,000 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people. Click here to […]

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New Displays for 2015

The museum has just installed two new display boards about the lives of past residents at Normansfield. Research for these displays took place during 2014 by our museum volunteers and included help from both Patricia and Tony’s relatives. The museum reopens for 2015 on Saturday 7 February from 10am to 1pm. http://www.langdondownmuseum.org.uk/

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Vocal & Piano Music by Schubert in Aid of the Museum

Christian Fellner was born in London and received his earliest musical training from his father, a professional organist. He studied piano, organ, harpsichord and singing and formed his own ensemble to perform baroque chamber music before beginning full-time vocal studies at Trinity College of Music, London. He continued his studies after graduation at the Central […]

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Our Museum Volunteers 2: Chris Oprey

Why have a museum of Learning Disability? Why commemorate the often distressing history of our readiness in the past to incarcerate those who were unable to meet the social and educational norms of the society into which they were born? Can we learn anything of value in such a place which will enlighten our own […]

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