Ancient Origins The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames has a rich archaeological heritage. Our Ancient Origins gallery displays many of the items from the Palaeolithic Period through to the Pagan Saxon period. Eadweard Muybridge Kingston Museum holds a significant collection of Muybridge's photographic work along with items of equipment such as the zoopraxiscope. Town of Kings Kingston Museum's Town of Kings Gallery was opened in November 1997 and traces the history of Kingston's people and its Royal connections from the time of the crowning of the seven Anglo-Saxon Kings through to more recent times. Brill Collection The Brill Collection consists of over 100 topographical paintings which have been commissioned since 1955 to record through art the changing landscape of the borough. Community Showcase Kingston Museum's Community Showcase is a small display cabinet at the front of the Museum. It is available on a monthly basis to any local groups interested in displaying photographs, objects and ephemera related to the group's activities. First World War commemorations In 2014 the nation begins its commemoration of the First World War, led by the Imperial War Museum. A four year programme of events will enable people to discover more about this tragic and momentous period in history. Social and working history The social history collection mostly consists of 19th and 20th century domestic objects including cooking and washing equipment, costume and textiles and household effects. Decorative arts We have late 19th century to 20th century salt-glazed stoneware made by the Martin Brothers of Southall, heraldic pottery and other ceramics. Temporary exhibitions Our programme includes arts, crafts, photography and local history.