The genesis Prompted by a parishioner, Mrs Plumbe, who had read an article by Samuel Gaskell (see below) and had a son who was admitted to the asylum in 1848, Rev. Andrew Reed founded the “Asylum for Idiots” charity in 1847. Reed had already founded three charities for orphans and also “The Royal Hospital for […]Find out more »
OPEN HOUSE LONDON / KNOW YOUR PLACE FESTIVAL
12PM–5PM SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2019
You are welcome to look around on your own or join a talk or tour:
Talk at 12.30pm: Dr John Langdon Down and Normansfield
Talk at 2.30pm: Normansfield Theatre
Tours of museum and theatre at 1.30pm and 3.30pm
Know Your Place
The rich and vibrant history of Richmond upon Thames will be celebrated throughout September 2019 with the seventh annual Know Your Place heritage festival. An action packed events programme encompasses the whole borough, with events for all ages.
MUSEUM & THEATRE OPEN DAY
10AM–5PM SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 2019
Talk & tour 11am – 12.00pm: Historic European Theatres Day & Normansfield Theatre
1pm – 2pm Tour of the museum and theatre.
© The Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability and the Langdon Down Centre are owned and
managed by the Down’s Syndrome Association. Registered Charity no 1061474