Kingston Heritage Service

Kingston Heritage Service Kingston Heritage Service manages Kingston Museum and Kingston History Centre. With a wide range of displays, activities and borough-wide projects, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
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The Kingston Heritage Service is based across two sites, Kingston Museum and Kingston History Centre, meaning more to explore! Kingston Museum, built in 1904 as a result of contributions from Andrew Carnegie, has three permanent galleries: Ancient Origins, Town of Kings and Eadweard Muybridge. We also have a beautiful Art Gallery which houses our temporary exhibitions. Kingston History Centre at the Guildhall is home to the archives and local history collections for researchers of all levels, no matter their local interests.

Mission: We embrace and celebrate diversity amongst local communities and aim to reflect this in the history of the borough.

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For many of us, Halloween will be looking a little different this year and we would love to see how you are will be spen...
30/10/2020

For many of us, Halloween will be looking a little different this year and we would love to see how you are will be spending it. Send us your scariest carved pumpkins, best costumes, and favourite Covid-19 adapted party ideas.
https://buff.ly/3jS1Yjv

#Halloween #COVID19

There is one week left to enter our photo competition Capture Kingston: Lockdown & Out! For more information on the diff...
30/10/2020

There is one week left to enter our photo competition Capture Kingston: Lockdown & Out! For more information on the different prizes and categories visit www.kingstonheritage.org.uk/capturekingston.

#CaptureKingston #KingstonUponThames

This activity pack for #ThumbsUpItsThursday celebrates some of the different languages spoken in Kingston, with a game c...
29/10/2020

This activity pack for #ThumbsUpItsThursday celebrates some of the different languages spoken in Kingston, with a game created by our volunteer Emily. Go to bit.ly/khslanguages to download this week's activity pack!

#BlackHistoryMonth

This #ThumbsUpIt'sThursday activity is based around #KingstonCarnival. Find out about the history of Kingston Carnival a...
29/10/2020

This #ThumbsUpIt'sThursday activity is based around #KingstonCarnival. Find out about the history of Kingston Carnival and learn to make a musical shaker so you can host your own carnival at home! http://bit.ly/tuitkingstoncarnival

#BlackHistoryMonth

For #ThumbsUpItsThursday we are sharing activity packs that help us to explore some of the diversity within the Royal Bo...
29/10/2020

For #ThumbsUpItsThursday we are sharing activity packs that help us to explore some of the diversity within the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames. Download our About Me pack to learn about and celebrate what makes us all special. http://bit.ly/tuitaboutme

#BlackHistoryMonth

#OnThisDay in 1934 The Kingston Brotherhood Orchestra played in the Kingston workhouse, at the time part of the Kingston...
28/10/2020

#OnThisDay in 1934 The Kingston Brotherhood Orchestra played in the Kingston workhouse, at the time part of the Kingston Central Relief Institution.

#MuseumFromHome #KingstonUponThames

27/10/2020

We were one of 5 museums successful in applications to the Museums Recovery Grants! We're delighted to be part of the programme and will be supported by the London Museum Development team to analyse our current position and identify priorities to support a post COVID-19 recovery.

What I didn't learn at school, a discussion on the Black British History not taught in schools is live today at 8pm. Reg...
26/10/2020
Webinars - Creative Youth

What I didn't learn at school, a discussion on the Black British History not taught in schools is live today at 8pm. Register via bit.ly/3mb83IC. Organised by @_creativeyouth with Kayla Cadence, Gemma Orleans-Thompson, Iyata Golding and Myles Cameron.

#BlackHistoryMonth

Take part in our free monthly webinar to discuss key topics affecting the arts industry, along with career advice and support about specific arts sectors.

Before taking up the instantaneous photography of motion, Muybridge was already preoccupied with capturing moving subjec...
26/10/2020

Before taking up the instantaneous photography of motion, Muybridge was already preoccupied with capturing moving subjects. He was particularly interested in rushing and falling water as seen in this photograph of Yosemite (1872). #MuybridgeMonday

26/10/2020
Greg Miles, Muy-Opinion

This #MuyOpinon is from Greg Miles, Project Liaison Manager at Canadian and Portland Estates plc. talks about what he finds interesting about #Muybridge and their Muybridge themed installation at Kingston riverside.

#YearofMuybridge

These wonderful performances celebrating some of the diverse cultures and communities in the borough, took place at the ...
25/10/2020

These wonderful performances celebrating some of the diverse cultures and communities in the borough, took place at the Rose Theatre Kingston last year. View these including performances from students of Kingston Tamil School on Kingston Race and Equality Council's youtube channel at https://buff.ly/34kfdUZ

The Autumn weather in Kingston, as described in the Surrey Comet, September 1905. Sounds familiar, doesn't it?#KingstonU...
24/10/2020

The Autumn weather in Kingston, as described in the Surrey Comet, September 1905. Sounds familiar, doesn't it?

#KingstonUponThames

24/10/2020

Kingston Heritage Service relies on people donating items, photos and papers to help create our collections. What would you like to see in Kingston Museum or in the Archives at Kingston History to represent our diverse borough?

#BlackHistoryMonth #MuseumFromHome

If you have photos or papers that reflect how your Kingston upon Thames business or organisation has changed since lockd...
23/10/2020

If you have photos or papers that reflect how your Kingston upon Thames business or organisation has changed since lockdown, please consider contributing them to our COVID-19 collection. For more information visit:
www.kingstonheritage.org.uk/covidcollection

Do you have a craft or hobby you look forward to doing on winter evenings?This advert for the Scotch Wool Shop in Octobe...
22/10/2020

Do you have a craft or hobby you look forward to doing on winter evenings?This advert for the Scotch Wool Shop in October 1903 would have inspired the knitters to get to work for the winter!! #HBAHNightsIn #Knitting

Join a panel of young creatives to discuss the Black British History that isn’t taught in schools. What does this lack o...
22/10/2020
Webinars - Creative Youth

Join a panel of young creatives to discuss the Black British History that isn’t taught in schools. What does this lack of representation mean and what is the impact of being taught such a brief part of Black History? Organised by Creative Youth with panellists Kayla Cadence, Gemma Orleans-Thompson, Iyata Golding and Myles Cameron.

Register at https://creativeyouthcharity.org/take-part/online-resources/webinars/.

#BlackHistoryMonth

Take part in our free monthly webinar to discuss key topics affecting the arts industry, along with career advice and support about specific arts sectors.

There's still time to enter our photography competition, collecting images of life in the borough during lockdown and Co...
22/10/2020

There's still time to enter our photography competition, collecting images of life in the borough during lockdown and Covid restrictions. Have you captured something of your experience you want to share? Maybe something from your phone camera taken on a daily walk, clapping for the NHS or working, learning or creating at home? Capture Kingston: Lockdown & Out with @RoseTheatre and @RBKheritage Closing date November 6. https://buff.ly/32efEzg

Rose Theatre Kingston
21/10/2020

Rose Theatre Kingston

ONE MONTH TO GO!

You have just one month left to get your submissions in for #CaptureKingston: Lockdown & Out! Don't miss the chance to have your work displayed at the Rose and Kingston History Centre 📸

More info on how to enter here 👉 bit.ly/lockdown-out

Kingston Heritage Service #photography #kingstonuponthames #newmalden #surbiton

Join the Kingston University and Kingston Libraries reading group discussion on Candice Carty-Williams book 'Queenie', 2...
21/10/2020

Join the Kingston University and Kingston Libraries reading group discussion on Candice Carty-Williams book 'Queenie', 28 October, 5-6.30pm. Book now at https://buff.ly/316lK3R

#BlackHistoryMonth

This photo was taken #OnThisDay in 1976 of houseboat owners near Kingston Bridge preparing for a demonstration against h...
20/10/2020

This photo was taken #OnThisDay in 1976 of houseboat owners near Kingston Bridge preparing for a demonstration against harassment and eviction.

#MuseumFromHome

In April 1882, Muybridge presented his moving images at the Royal Institution in London. The notable guests included the...
19/10/2020

In April 1882, Muybridge presented his moving images at the Royal Institution in London. The notable guests included the Prince of Wales who was particularly amused by the projection of two men boxing, similar to the image shown here. #MuybridgeMonday #MuseumPassion

The nights are drawing in and umbrellas coming out. This painting by Arthur Henderson Hall, 1956, captures the season. T...
17/10/2020

The nights are drawing in and umbrellas coming out. This painting by Arthur Henderson Hall, 1956, captures the season. The Anglers pub stood from 1901 to 1959, and looks just the place to be for a cosy evening. Did your family ever visit?. #HBAHNightsIn #MuseumFromHome

Part of a series of sequential photos of Kingston Power Station being demolished, taken #OnThisDay in 1994. #MuseumPassi...
16/10/2020

Part of a series of sequential photos of Kingston Power Station being demolished, taken #OnThisDay in 1994.

#MuseumPassion #KingstonUponThames

Join the reading group discussion focusing on Reni Eddo-Lodge's 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race' @...
16/10/2020

Join the reading group discussion focusing on Reni Eddo-Lodge's 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race' @KingstonUniversity, today between 5-6.30pm. Book now at https://buff.ly/2Sjnp19
#BlackHistoryMonth

There's still a few weeks left to enter your photographs into Capture Kingston: Lockdown & Out. Lots of prizes and your ...
14/10/2020

There's still a few weeks left to enter your photographs into Capture Kingston: Lockdown & Out. Lots of prizes and your photo will be part of an exhibition about life in the borough during the pandemic. You don't need great photography skills and photos taken on phones are very welcome! See how to enter here: https://buff.ly/32efEzg

12/10/2020
Ron Resenfeld - Muy-Opinion

This #MuyOpinion is from Ron Resenfeld, an American playwright and retired medical doctor. During #Muybridge Week 2017 we were lucky enough to host a staged reading of Ron's play script 'Helios'.

#YearofMuybridge #MuybridgeInKingston

Muybridge invented this 3-part machine, Zoopraxiscope (meaning life-action-view) in 1879. It's one of the earliest motio...
12/10/2020

Muybridge invented this 3-part machine, Zoopraxiscope (meaning life-action-view) in 1879. It's one of the earliest motion picture projectors. Visit https://buff.ly/30RHmRb for a demonstration of a replica. Muybridge expert Stephen Herbert explains how it works.

#YearofMuybridge

11/10/2020
Tamil heritage: Music and dance

Today is the final day you can view the films released for Kingston Heritage Festival. Come on a journey within the borough and across the globe in this short film on Tamil heritage, music and dance at .

#KingstonHeritageFest

Explore Tamil heritage through traditional music and dance in this short film presented by ITC Tamil Centre and the Tamil Information Centre as part of Kings...

It's #WorldMentalHealthDay! Why not organise a Tea & Talk event to share your memories of Kingston and get talking? Tea ...
10/10/2020

It's #WorldMentalHealthDay! Why not organise a Tea & Talk event to share your memories of Kingston and get talking? Tea & Talk is all about encouraging conversation about mental health and increasing openness on the topic.

For more information visit https://buff.ly/30WgYmq

Kingston University and Kingston Library Service are running a reading group discussion focusing on Reni Eddo-Lodge's bo...
09/10/2020
Black History Month: Reading Group

Kingston University and Kingston Library Service are running a reading group discussion focusing on Reni Eddo-Lodge's book 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race' on Friday 16 October, 5-6.30pm. Book now at https://buff.ly/2Sjnp19

#BlackHistoryMonth

This reading group discussion will focus on Reni Eddo-Lodge’s, ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’, (2017)

Have you taken a photo over the past 6 months which shows life during Covid-19 in the borough? If you've taken a portrai...
08/10/2020

Have you taken a photo over the past 6 months which shows life during Covid-19 in the borough? If you've taken a portrait, landscape, still life or selfie, enter our competition with @RoseTheatre and contribute to an exhibition about the pandemic. There are great prizes too! More info and how to enter here: https://buff.ly/32efEzg

Heritage is contemporary and historical. In this post, Chris Haydon from Rose Theatre Kingston rounds up some of the bes...
07/10/2020

Heritage is contemporary and historical. In this post, Chris Haydon from Rose Theatre Kingston rounds up some of the best work looking at the history of racism in Britain and America and how racial discrimination remains in societies today https://buff.ly/3iqA8cI.

#BlackHistoryMonth

05/10/2020
Martin Haase

Martin Haase performed a mesmerizing paper theatre performance at the Muybridge Week 2017 and he joins us today for #MuyOpinon. View his 2017 performance at https://buff.ly/3naIk4D.

#YearofMuybridge #EadweardMuybridge

“When you examine #Muybridge’s photos carefully you see the grid before which a whole frieze of human presence and absen...
05/10/2020

“When you examine #Muybridge’s photos carefully you see the grid before which a whole frieze of human presence and absence is played out is in fact like the peripheral fence at the end of a camp.” (Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger)

#YearofMuybridge #MuybridgeMonday

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Have you any idea when you are reopening
Some wartime recipes from my nans cookbook and from potato pate which she obviously used quite a bit x
Found this under our floorboards!
Hi, We are a group of Kingston univesity Geography students, working with the community Brain in Tolworth. We are trying to find out about the local history of Tolworth how the area has changed and peoples memories/ local history. Do you know anyone who has lived/ grew up in Tolworth who is willing to share their local history? As we are trying to create a heritage trail of the area. Please contact us/ share this post with anyone who can help. Or alternatively email [email protected] Thanks Hurrah for Heritage.
Hi, We are a group of Kingston university Geography students, working with the community Brain in Tolworth. We are trying to find out about the local history of Tolworth how the area has changed and peoples memories/ local history. Do you know anyone who has lived/ grew up in Tolworth who is willing to share their local history? As we are trying to create a heritage trail of the area. Please contact us/ share this post with anyone who can help. Or alternatively email [email protected] Thanks Hurrah for Heritage.
Young Ghost by Budapest (Peru, 2019) Directed by Eadweard Muybridge https://youtu.be/4ZpchcAcbX0
Inviting firends of the museum to our next talk at Surbiton & District Historical Society:
Hi everyone. David Randall from Canbury Works here. I am thinking of putting on an evening at Canbury Works on the life and business success of Sir Thomas Sopwith. He died only in 1989 so there must be plenty of people still around who knew him well. Are you one such person or do you know any of them by any chance? If so maybe I could put together a panel discussion with slides with you/them on the panel? There must be former coworkers, suppliers, pilots, financiers, yachtsmen, all sorts of people. Please reply in comments or email me at [email protected] Looking forward to hearing from you!
Surbiton & District Historical |Society talk TONIGHT! Come & hear the tale of this founding character in the Tudor dynasty.
I've come across a distant relative who was the co-proprietor of Park Cottage Cafe, Hampton Court. Does anyone know where this might have been?
Have you heard of Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex? If you know of it, but do not use any of its facilities, please give us your feedback as to why you do not use it... https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/656PCFH There is a 5 day free pass to use the facilities for all those who complete the 5 minute questionnaire..
The History Centre and staff featured in the following video from the 4th minute: