Museum of Richmond
Museum of Richmond
Old Town Hall
020 8332 1141
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.
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
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.
- Any age
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.
£3.00 donation recommended.
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.