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August 2017

Creating the Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, 26 August 11am to 12pm Cost:  Free No need to pre-book   This talk explains how we developed the museum.  In six years we have developed the archive, obtained artifacts, joined museum organisations, created new displays and successfully obtained grants.   We have completed three U3A research projects and will start a fourth this year.   The museum now receives about 40 group visits a year and promotes it's work through social media.  Our team of four dedicated volunteers work on…

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September 2017

Open House London

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park
Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS United Kingdom
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Sunday 17 September 2017 Open: 12 - 4pm Tours: 12.30, 1.30 and 2.30pm This annual event opens the doors to hundreds of buildings around London. We are open with three guided tours of the building. A free trail leaflet is available for children to discover the many fascinating objects around the building.  A coffee shop and book shop will be open from 12 -4pm and visitors will be able to view our new theatre scenery photographic catalogue.   Cost: Free.…

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October 2017

Normansfield’s Buildings and Trees

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park
Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS United Kingdom
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Free 30 tickets left

Saturday 14 October 2017 11am - 12.30pm A talk and walk around the grounds to see the wide variety of trees. Following a new project in 2016 to research the trees on the original 42 acre Normansfield site we can now share some of our findings. Using plans and expert knowledge, we are discovering anew the rich variety of trees, many planted in the time of Dr John Langdon Down when he came here in 1868 and still thriving today. He…

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November 2017

Normansfield Theatre Talk and Tour

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park
Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS United Kingdom
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£10 20 tickets left

Saturday 18 November 2017 11am - 12.30pm Tickets: £10 A talk and tour of Normansfield’s Grade II* listed Victorian theatre. The fixtures and fittings at Normansfield and the process of conservation. There will be a guided walk around the theatre, stage and back rooms. Also on show will be a selection of restored Victorian flats depicting a variety of scenery. All 150 pieces of original scenery including backcloths, side flats, top borders and props were photographed in 2015. These images can…

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