Kingston Museum

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Kingston Museum is an accredited local history museum in Kingston upon Thames, southwest London, England. Built in 1904 and restored in 1992–1997, the museum features three permanent galleries— Ancient Origins detailing the borough's past from prehistoric to Anglo Saxon times; the HLF funded Town of Kings gallery, continuing Kingston's history as a market town through the medieval period until World War II and The Eadweard Muybridge Gallery, devoted to the pioneering photographer who was born in and died in Kingston. [1][2] An exhibition of the important items bequeathed by Muybridge, entitled Muybridge Revolutions, opened at the Museum on 18 September 2010 (exactly a century since the Museum's first Muybridge exhibition) and ran until 19 March 2011.[3]An Art Gallery on the first floor of the Museum hosts a changing programme of exhibitions. The Local History Room and Archive, the other half of the Heritage Service, is located at the North Kingston Centre on Richmond Road. It houses research materials and archives for investigating local history, but is currently closed to the public. Its new location will shortly be announced on the Heritage web pages.


  1. ^ Eadweard Muybridge (British photographer). Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Stephen Herbert, Marta Braun, Paul Hill, Anne McCormack Eadweard Muybridge: the Kingston Museum bequest The Projection Box, 2004
  3. ^ Kingston Museum – Muybridge Revolutions

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Coordinates: 51°24′35″N 0°18′01″W / 51.4096°N 0.3003°W / 51.4096; -0.3003