What to see in the museum and theatre

Ground Floor Galleries

Display Board 2

Hall

Portrait of Dr John Langdon Down. Langdon Down family tree

Maps of the Normansfield site

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Front room

Exhibition of Victorian photographs of Normansfield

Audio-visual presentation about Dr John Langdon Down and Normansfield

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Main corridor

Displays telling the story of Dr John Langdon Down and Normansfield

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Theatre Floor

Normansfield Theatre

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Victorian theatre with fixtures and fittings

Displays on the history of the theatre and restoration work

Viewing the full digital catalogue of Victorian Scenery

Please note that as this is a working theatre it may not always be possible to access the theatre

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Pullen’s Giant

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Basement Galleries

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Normansfield Staff Gallery

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Art and Photography Gallery

Couples with Down’s syndrome photographed by Mariana Melo Lima

Photography from DSA Shifting Perspectives project photographed by Eva Snoijink

Paintings by Earlswood art therapist Arthur Easton

Painting by students with learning disabilities inspired by Pullen’s ships

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The Kindersaal

James Henry Pullen: 10 minute film

Great Eastern and Princess Alexandra ship models and paintings

Books from the Langdon Down library 

Models made by students with learning disabilities

Tin ceiling

Theatre scenery store: open only by arrangement to researchers or for special events

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Pullen / Earlswood Room

Pullen’s smaller objects and paintings

Fantasy ships

Paintings

Objects of daily life from the Royal Earlswood Asylum

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Life Stories Room

Life stories of Normansfield residents