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The Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability is located in the Langdon Down Centre, part of the old Normansfield Hospital which dates from 1879. The museum contains items relating to the history of learning disability, including several models built by James Henry Pullen, former resident of the Royal Earlswood Asylum and subject of a talk I attended in the morning of my visit. It also contains the Normansfield collection and archives and the Royal Earlswood Asylum collection. There are several items of scenery relating to the Victorian-era Normansfield Theatre, too.

It’s a fascinating little museum: Pullen’s models are undoubted highlights but there are several interesting bits here.

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Plaque

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Books

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Poster

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Carriages

FACTS

Address: The Langdon Down Centre, Normansfield, 2A Langdon Park, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 9PS

Website: langdondownmuseum.org.uk

Opening Hours: 10-1 on Saturdays between February and November (except for Easter)

Prices: Free

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