Kingswood Museum is at the site of the first industrial site that was capable of making quality brass, a process developed by William Champion.
His estate included a very large ice well with a capacity of 250 tons (compared to an average size of 40 tons), to store ice from his lake harvested in the winter. Part of it can be viewed from within the museum, although most of it is on private land.
Using the wealth he had acquired Champion commissioned landscaped gardens for his Palladian style house (Warmley) which included grottoes and ponds. He had a number of cave like spaces, interconnected by passageways wth a waterfall and other features. These were built from clinker (a byproduct local industrial processes). Inaccessible to the public most of the time, the museum offers guided tours on the second Sunday of each month between April and October.