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.

Venue Type:

Museum

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.
The interior of St. Mary Magdalene church in the mid-19th century.

Celebrating 800 Years of St. Mary Magdalene at the Heart of Richmond

  • 20 July 2019 — 25 January 2020 *on now

The historic parish church of St. Mary Magdalene has been at the centre of Richmond for over 800 years. This exhibition celebrates the church’s history and is being held at the Museum of Richmond and St. Mary Magdalene. Visit both venues to discover the church’s fascinating stories.

Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and by the Richmond Church Charity Estates.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

(in addition to the Museum of Richmond) The Church of St. Mary Magdalene
Church Walk
Richmond
TW9 1SN

Getting there

The church is a short walk from the Museum of Richmond.

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.
St Mary Magdalene Church

The Richmond Vicars

  • 23 September 2019 7-9pm

Two vicars ejected for their political views, another who inspired Gulliver’s Travels, and a pair of performing poodles, Mouton and Don. In this talk Derek Robinson will share many of the fascinating stories discovered during his recent research on the vicars of Richmond from past centuries.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Where

St Mary Magdalene Church
Paradise Road
Richmond

Admission

£5 per person, £4 for Friends of the Museum

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/richmond-vicars-a-talk-by-derek-robinson-tickets-63472637367

Richmond Railways

173 years of railways to Richmond and beyond...

  • 24 October 2019 7-9pm

173 years of railways to Richmond and beyond...
A talk by Grahame Boyes and Paul Velluet

Thursday 24th October 2019
Doors open at 7pm, talk starts at 7:30pm
The Riverside Room, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1TP
Please note seating is not reserved

Tickets: £5 or £4 for Friends of the Museum
Tickets available from the Museum’s website www.museumofrichmond.com,
the Museum (Old Town Hall, Richmond) and The Open Book (King Street, Richmond.)

In this fascinating talk, we will discover the story of Richmond’s rail links with Central London and the design and development of the two Stations that served them

Suitable for

  • 18+

Where

Riverside Room
Old Town Hall
Whittaker Avenue
Richmond
TW9 1TP

Admission

£5 or £4 for Friends of the Museum

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/173-years-of-railways-to-richmond-and-beyond-tickets-68678068953

Patient Assassin Book Cover

The Patient Assassin: A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge and the Raj

  • 20 November 2019 7am-9pm

Anita Anand tells the remarkable story of one Indian's twenty-year quest for revenge, which took him around the world in search of those he held responsible for the Amritsar massacre of 1919, which cost the lives of hundreds. Book signing at the end of the talk.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Where

RHACC
Parkshot
Richmond
TW9 2RE

Admission

£10 per person

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-patient-assassin-a-true-tale-of-massacre-revenge-and-the-raj-tickets-68678420003

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

logo: Museums at Night

Website

Our website

http://www.museumofrichmond.com

E-mail

General information

info@museumofrichmond.com

schools and family events

learning@museumofrichmond.com

Telephone

020 8332 1141

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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