Museum of Richmond

Museum of Richmond
Old Town Hall
Whittaker Avenue


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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.

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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


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1940's collection

Museums at Night: Retro Richmond Fashion Night

  • 14 May 2015 5-8pm

The Museum of Richmond will become a Fashion House! Enjoy the historically themed catwalk, with outfits provided by Richmond’s Cancer Research UK Charity Shop. Walk among our stunning unseen costume collection. See the artistic flair of Richmond Adult and Community College fashion students, who have designed outfits inspired by our collection. Be captivated by early 20th Century film and photographs of Richmond’s fashionable past. Wear your favourite vintage outfit to take part in our online image board. Enjoy drinks, nibbles, even some family arts and crafts, and help us raise money for Cancer Research.

Suitable for

  • Any age