11am: Museum Open
Kingswood Heritage Museum
The Museum, Gardens and Grottoes will be opening over the Bank Holiday Weekend this August.
On Saturday, Sunday and Monday the Museum will be open from 11am until 5pm. On Tuesday our normal opening hours are from 2pm to 5pm.
Only on Sunday and Monday will the Grottoes be open and entrance including the Museum will be £2.50, accompanied children under 12 are free.
Saturday and Tuesday the Museum only entrance fee will be £2.00.
Car parking, Wheelchair access, refreshments, a small shop and toilets are available.
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Championing the History of Kingswood
The Museum is open from April to November, every Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday 2-5pm.
The Museum is open 11am-5pm on the Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays of the May, Spring and August Bank Holidays, when admission includes entrance to the Warmley grottoes - not normally open to the public.
Other viewings are by appointment for groups, especially schools.
The Museum is closed December to March inclusive.
Kingswood Heritage Museum is based in the Brassworks built by William Champion, an 18th Century Quaker industrialist, with Warmley Historic Gardens alongside.
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Kingswood Heritage Museum welcomes friends and volunteers to support a wide range of activities.
Friends get free admission to all events and receive a newsletter with event details.
Meetings are held at the Museum on the second Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December at 7.30pm to plan fundraising and work co-ordination.
If you would like to help with displays or events, or would like to join the Friends Scheme, please get in touch.
The Brass Works Theatre is a brand new venue in South Gloucestershire created by Kingswood-born playwright and actor Adrian Harris.
This ground-breaking project, which is the only professional theatre and arts space in South Gloucestershire, is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and South Gloucestershire Council. Located above the Kingswood Heritage Museum, it presents a cultural hub for the community of South Gloucestershire.
Adrian began his working life as a mechanic but later trained in London as a professional actor. However, his love of his hometown meant he returned to South Gloucestershire and has established a successful career as an actor and playwright with a growing national reputation.
When researching venues, he immediately saw the potential of this space in the museum, which stands on the site the old brass factory. After an arduous but astounding journey to create a theatre out of this blank canvas, the Brass Works Theatre opened its doors in July 2012.
The Museum's address is: Tower Lane, Warmley BS30 8XT
The complex lies south of the A420 and just borders the A4714 ring road and Tower Road North, and the entrance is on Tower Lane.
Enjoy free parking, toilets, refreshments and a book and gift shop.