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Exhibition: Normansfield

July to end October 2018

The Friends are pleased to present a new exhibition about Normansfield, the pioneering Victorian-era mental asylum in Hampton Wick that helped change forever the perception and care of people with learning disabilities.

This local landmark building not only has a remarkable history but today houses a theatre and theatrical archive of national importance and a museum as well as the offices of the Down’s Syndrome Association. Down’s Syndrome was named after John Langdon Down, the founder of Normansfield Hospital, who pioneered research and revolutionised the care and treatment of people with learning disabilities.

At one time, Normansfield was possibly the largest local employer in Hampton Wick and Normansfield would have had a tremendous impact locally.

Click here to view a teaser

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Opening Times

Wednesday: 10am - 6pm*

Friday: 10am - 6pm*

Saturday: 9:30am - 4pm*

*Closed for lunch 12:30 - 1:30pm

Story Time

For under 6s

2:15pm at the Library

Reading Group

All welcome

5pm on the last Wednesday of the month

Family History

All welcome

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