Museum of Richmond

Museum of Richmond
Old Town Hall
Whittaker Avenue
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 1TP
England

Website

Our website

www.museumofrichmond.com

E-mail

General information

museumofrichmond@btconnect.com

Telephone

020 8332 1141

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The Old Town Hall, home to the Museum of Richmond
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The Museum of Richmond celebrates the rich and diverse social heritage of the borough of Richmond which has been a centre of fashion, the arts and the intellect for centuries. The intimate display spans from the prehistoric times to the present day.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Tues-Sat 1100-1700

Admission charges

Free admission

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Weapons and War, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Music, Coins and Medals, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
WWI, Richmond, Museum, Home Front

1914-1918 Richmond at Home and at War- Local Stories and their international links

  • 8 August 2014 — 22 April 2015 *on now

Through displays of private artefacts, photographs, letters and reminiscences from local people, this exhibition relates the fascinating and moving stories of Richmond’s First World War experience. Thanks to an award from the Heritage Lottery Fund, volunteers have undertaken research in local archives in order to build a picture of the impact of WWI on the area. This in-depth exploration of Richmond 1914-1918 includes information on the founding of the Poppy Factory and the Royal Star and Garter as well as the temporary military hospitals established during the war. The Museum presents a number of soldier’s individual stories while international links with Richmond are related through research into the South African Military Hospital and the Belgian Refugees.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museumofrichmond.com/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of poppies

Half Term Family Workshops

  • 28 — 31 October 2014

Come and have a go at some art and craft activities inspired by our current World War One exhibition.

Call 020 8332 1141 for more information.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£4.00 per child.

Website

http://www.museumofrichmond.com/events.htm

photograph of poppies

Poetry Group: Remembrance

  • 11 November 2014 10:30am-12pm

The Museum of Richmond and Libraries present a morning of poetry inspired by remembrance, with Fiona Pearson.

Please feel free to bring along and share your own poem.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Website

http://www.museumofrichmond.com/events.htm

photograph of British press chauffeurs drinking the King's health at their Christmas dinner

Christmas in the Trenches

  • 4 December 2014 2-3pm

In this illustrated talk, Nick Dobson looks at how British servicemen and civilians in Blighty celebrated Christmas during World War One. With Q and A session.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£3.00 donation recommended.

Website

http://www.museumofrichmond.com/events.htm

photograph of British press chauffeurs drinking the King's health at their Christmas dinner

Poetry Group: Christmas 1914

  • 9 December 2014 11am-12pm

The Museum of Richmond and Libraries present a morning of poetry inspired by Christmas 1914, with Fiona Pearson.

Please feel free to bring along and share your own poem.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Website

http://www.museumofrichmond.com/events.htm

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