Currently The Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability (now with new website) is only usually open to the public on special occasions such as London’s Open House weekend. From January 2012 it will be accessible regularly so that more visitors can learn about the work of Dr John Langdon Down and the Normansfield site.
The museum seeks to help the public understand more about learning disabilities through exhibitions, events and educational activities and to also celebrate achievements of people with these disabilities.
To provide this service, a volunteer scheme is being created with Richmond Mencap and an enthusiastic museum volunteer coordinator is being sought for the museum to be involved in the day-to-day running of the centre. More details here or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
If you wish to see the theatre itself as nature intended (during a performance) in addition to the recent “Night at the Opera” there are some events planned in the near future including an evening celebrating the Humour and comedy songs of Teddington-born Noel Coward on the 19th November 2011.
In addition to their annual Christmas Carol concert on the 8th December, on the 3rd the Kingston Chamber Orchestra will also be holding a charity concert of popular classics in aid of the Down’s Syndrome Association.