Museum of Richmond

The Old Town Hall, home to the Museum of Richmond
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The Museum of Richmond tells the story of Richmond from prehistory, through its rise in prominence as a royal residence in the medieval period to its modern status as a centre of the arts and fashion. We care for and giving access to the rich history of Richmond through our permanent displays, temporary exhibitions, learning and events programme. There is always something new to see and get involved with, check our website for what is coming up!

We are an Accredited, independent Museum run by a charitable trust (Charity No. 295164) if you have any questions or would like to get involved please get in touch.

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Opening hours

Tues – Fri 11am to 5pm
Sat, April – September: 11am to 5pm
Sat, October – March: 11am to 4pm

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.
Cricket on Ham Common


  • 11 May — 13 July 2019 *on now

Developed from an oral histories project, this pop-up exhibition explores life in Ham and Petersham
over the last 80 years through stories and pictures.

This exhibition was created with support from the Heritage Lottery fund, Ham United Group, the London Richmond Borough of Richmond upon Thames and the Library Services.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free Entry


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.
Family Workshop

MAY 2019: Printing in Richmond: Dimbleby and Sons

  • 28 — 31 May 2019

Using a mix of real and replica historical objects from the Museum’s handling collection, our workshops provide families with a hands on experience where they learn more about the history of the local area, develop new skills by having a go at arts and craft activities, and spend quality time together.

In this workshop: Explore the history of printing in Richmond and then have a go at making your own printing 'stamps' to use!

Workshops are primarily aimed at children aged 5-11 years old. For children aged 11 and over, we can make the activities more challenging for them. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

If younger siblings (under 5s) are coming as well and not taking part in the main craft activity, we can provide colouring materials for them free of charge, as the workshop charges are to help us cover the cost of craft materials.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6


£5.50 per child. Adults free - Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Trumpeters' House Garden Party

Trumpeters' House Garden Party

  • 15 June 2019 2-5pm

Relax in this beautiful garden sipping on your drink of choice and enjoy a delicious cake, whilst listening to summer sounds from the Barnes Concert Band.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Trumpeters' House
Old Palace Yard


Adults: £10
Friends of the Museum: £8
Children aged 4 - 13: £5
Under 4s: Free
Tickets include a glass of wine or a soft drink, tea and cake.


Museum of Richmond
Old Town Hall
Whittaker Avenue

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020 8332 1141

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