Open Spaces


Open Building

FUSEBOX, 2 Buckland's Wharf, Thameside,

Kingston upon Thames,


11am - 5pm 15/09/2023 - 17/09/2023

Join us for a public opening of FUSEBOX and uncover fascinating stories from Kingston's past. FUSEBOX is a new venue in Kingston, opening officially this August! 

FUSEBOX is a multi-arts space for young people where ideas and imaginations will be sparked and dreams realised. It is ran by Creative Youth, a local youth arts charity which has long dreamed of having a place for young people to produce work, try new things, learn, share and develop their talents. Now, that dream is becoming a reality.

FUSEBOX is not only an arts space, but also a heritage site. Our space houses the Saxon remains of the original foundations of Kingston Bridge as well as the Medieval Undercroft. We are proud to be the guardians of this fascinating part of Kingston’s local history. 

Join us for a weekend opening of this space to check out our new heritage displays and find out more about our plans for the future!

To find out more about FUSEBOX and Creative Youth Charity please visit their website

Dorich House Museum

Open Building

Dorich House Museum,

67 Kingston Vale, London,

SW15 3RN

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in September, plus Sunday 10 September

Dorich House Museum, the former studio home of the sculptor Dora Gordine and her husband the Hon. Richard Hare, will be open to the public every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in September starting on Friday 1st September, with an additional public opening on Sunday 10th September. Entry is free, and visitors are welcome to explore the house and garden in a self-guided visit, stop by our Studio Café for tea, coffee and cake, or book on to one of our free guided tours (tour booking information is available on our website).

Please note that we have toilets, refreshments, and restrictions on dogs.

For more information please contact Jessica Sajovie: or click here to go to the Open House Festival website



10/09/2023 - 11 am - 4 pm

Kingston Liberal Synagogue
Rushett Road
Long Ditton

An opportunity to visit a thriving Liberal Jewish community with a Synagogue and community spaces based in an old Victorian school.  An opportunity to view the ritual objects, a mosaic in our reception hall made by our members plus panels giving  information about ourselves, our building and the Jewish presence in Kingston.

Facilities: Disabled access

For more information contact Jen Osorio: or visit their website or visit their page on the Open House Festival website

St. John the Baptist Parish Church Open Day

St. John’s Church, Church Road,

Worcester Park,



08/09/2023 - 11 am - 4 pm

09/09/2023 - 10 am - 5 pm

10/09/2023  - 2 pm - 5 pm

11/09/2023 - 11 am - 4 pm

Church building open to view showing Saxon, Jacobean, Victorian and modern areas.  Also history boards showing timeline from Iron Age onwards…

Connections to Merton College Oxford and Millais painting of Ophelia

For more information contact Pat or visit their website or visit the Open House Festival website.

Kingston History Centre and Guildhall Open Building

History Centre open 10 am - 4.30 pm,  Tours of Guildhall 10.15, 11.30, 13.00 and 14.15

Saturday 16th September
History Centre open 10.00-4.30,  Tours of Guildhall 10.15, 11.30  and 14.15

Please book in advance here 

Kingston Museum Open Building


Museum open 10am - 5pm
Saturday 16th September tour of the building 11.00 and 2.00, no booking required
Add links to Open house and Heritage Open days websites when available

Kingston, Surbiton, and District  Synagogue Open House

10/09/2013 3pm - 5 pm.

No admission fee

This is an opportunity to visit a synagogue, and to ask about the Jewish faith

 33 - 35 Uxbridge Road, KT1 2LL, which is one-way towards the River.  

On-street parking is free on Sunday, and the Synagogue is fully wheelchair-accessible.

Visit their website for more information or visit the Open House Festival website 

Frederick W Paine Funeral Directors

Friday 8 September 13.00-20.00

Saturday 9 September 10.00-16.00


When it comes to digging into the history of Kingston, what better place to start than with a company that has served the area for over a century – a place that keeps detailed records – a business that reflects social, industrial, religious, and environmental changes and delivers a service used by everyone. Frederick Paine the funeral directors ticks all of these boxes and not only do they give regular talks on the subject of their rich history in Kingston, they have created a fascinating museum at their premises on London Road. (Next to the tumbling telephone boxes.)  Book here 

  • Step free access
  • Refreshments

British Federation of Freemasonry for Men and Women Le Droit Humain

Sunday 10 September: 1200-1600. Open conference: 1500. Tour: 1300 & 1400

The British Co Masonic Trust Ltd, Hexagon House, Surbiton Hill Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4TS

The International Masonic Order for Men and Women Le Droit Humain is celebrating his 120 year of presence in the British Isles. During your visit, you'll be able to see Masonic regalia, to visit our Temples, and you'll meet with passionate Masons.

Booking Details

No booking required


The access of the building may be a bit difficult for people with mobility issues.

St. John the Evangelist

St. John the Evangelist

Grove Lane. Kingston KT1 2SU

Saturday 9th September 10.00-13.00

Visit our recently restored Victorian church and enjoy  breakfast or a coffee in our Community Cafe


St. Mary the virgin Church, Chessington

The Vicarage, Garrison Lane, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2LB

Saturday 16 September: 10am - 3pm

We have a huge amount of material on display with pictures and interesting information about our ancient church

For more information click here