Friends of Kingston Museum and History Centre

Friends of Kingston Museum & History Centre

About Us

The principal purpose of the Friends of Kingston Museum and Heritage Service is to give support to the Heritage Service. It is a Registered Charity, and by joining the Friends you are strengthening their work, such as the revival and continuing support for the Council’s Brill Collection of paintings of our Royal Borough and sponsoring the Museum annual leaflet. 
The Friends also gives benefits to its members such as a 10% reduction of purchases from the Museum shop, a regular series of Talks at the Museum and an annual coach outing.


Lectures & Talks

The Friends' lectures are held in Kingston Museum, in the Art Gallery (upstairs, accessible by lift). The lectures start at 7pm with optional tea and coffee being served from 6.30pm.

Admission is free but donations towards expenses are welcomed.

To see our programme of Friends of the Museum talks visit our events page.

Booking essential - call 020 8547 5006 or email [email protected].


Join the Friends

If you wish to join the Friends of the Museum please fill in the Friends Application Form and post this alongside your cheque to:

The Secretary  
Friends of Kingston Museum and Heritage Service 
Kingston History Centre
High Street
Kingston upon Thames

Membership rates

  • Individual (over 16 years old) - £15
  • Couples (at the same address) - £20
  • Life membership - £250
  • Corporate and educational rates available on request


Cheques should be made payable to The Friends of Kingston Museum and Heritage Service.

Bank Details:

Friends of Kingston Museum and Heritage
Metro Bank
Sort Code: 23-05-80
Account No. 25083776


Johanna Norton Fund

The Friends have set up a fund to commemorate the Museum's late colleague, Johanna (Jo) Norton, who sadly died in 2006.  

Jo had worked in the Museum for many years. She was known to all its visitors and we wanted to set up a permanent memorial in her name that would recognise her enthusiasm and commitment to Kingston, especially to the Museum.

The Friends have therefore launched a fund to be used to purchase items for the Museum, Local History and Archive Collections, as and when suitable items become available. We are confident that many of the Museum's supporters will wish to contribute to the fund which will have positive benefits for the service.  

Please send donations made payable to the Friends of Kingston Museum and Heritage Service to:

The Hon Treasurer
c/o Kingston History Centre, Guildhall
High Street
Kingston upon Thames