Forthcoming talks, tours and events

MUSEUM & THEATRE OPEN DAY

10AM–5PM SATURDAY 24 AUGUST 2019

Tour of the museum and theatre at 12.30

The archivist will give a 60 minute talk and tour around the museum and theatre.

This talk and tour is free. Booking not required. Donations welcome.


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OPEN HOUSE LONDON

12PM–5PM SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2019

We are open to join this London-wide annual event in September.

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

This event is free. Booking not required. Donations welcome.


MUSEUM & THEATRE OPEN DAY

10AM–5PM SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 2019

Talk & tour 11am – 12.30pm: Historic European Theatres Day & Normansfield Theatre

Historic European Theatres Day (Friday 25 October) is celebrated annually. This event the following day on Saturday 26 October includes a talk about Normansfield Theatre and the European Route of Historic Theatres and Perspectiv – the Association of Historic Theatres in Europe.

The talk will be followed by a tour around the theatre including a viewing of the historic scenery collection.

Using our interactive touch screen you can view the catalogue of 150 items of scenery in storage that include beautiful backcloths, side flats, top borders and props. The visit will also show a short film about a recent project to re-photograph the scenery collection.

This talk is free. Booking not required. Donations welcome.


MUSEUM & THEATRE OPEN DAY

10AM–5PM SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2019

Talk 11am – 12.00pm: Royal Earlswood Asylum

The history of Earlswood where Dr John Langdon Down worked as Medical Superindendent from 1858 to 1868. It was here that he developed his ideas about care, education and training for people with learning disabilities. While at Earlswood he began his research and identified the condition in 1866 now known as Down’s syndrome.

This event is free. Booking not required. Donations welcome.


Holocaust Memorial Day Event

Aktion T4: A documentary film

Monday 27 January 2020 | Museum open 2pm – 5pm

The Aktion T4 Nazi Euthanasia programme was responsible for the murder of approximately 275,000 people with learning disabilities.

In this 30 minute documentary film, Berge Kanikanian who has Down’s syndrome, travels to Poland and Germany to visit the sites of euthanasia centres and speaks to researchers and historians.

Please note this film is not suitable for anyone under 16 years of age.

This event is free. Booking not required.