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.
Park Villas West, Queens Road.

Queen's Road 500 Years of History

  • 1 February — 5 September 2020 *on now

Once a muddy track through the Richmond countryside, Queen’s Road is unrecognisable today. Discover the fascinating history of this road, including farmland owned by Tudor courtiers, a pest house for plague sufferers, grand Victorian developments and innovative social housing.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.museumofrichmond.com/whats-on/

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 Workshops at the Museum of Richmond

Henry VIII’s Richmond: Stained Glass Windows - family workshop

  • 28 — 31 July 2020

Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 July 2020

Discover what life was like in Tudor Richmond and how different it is from today, by looking at Museum objects and portraits of people who used to live on what would become Queen’s Road. Be inspired by the stained glass from Richmond Palace and make your own replica to take home and decorate your window with.

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 and develop new skills by having a go at arts and craft activities.

Our workshops are led by our Learning Officer, Vicky, who has over ten years of experience of working with families and has an Enhanced DBS check.

Workshops are primarily aimed at children aged 5-11 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and adults are encouraged to get stuck in too!

Younger siblings (under 5s) are welcome to join in and we can provide simple craft and colouring materials for them during the workshop instead of the main craft resources. as the workshop charges are to help us cover the cost of craft materials.

Children aged 11 and over are also welcome to join in, and we can make the activities more challenging for them. They would need to have a paid for place booked for them as the workshop charges are to help us cover the cost of craft materials used during the workshop.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Workshops are £5.50 per child. Booking is essential as places are limited

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/henry-viiis-richmondstained-glass-windows-tickets-84003852785

Art Summer Schools at the Museum of Richmond

Art Summer Schools 2020

  • 3 — 7 August 2020
  • 17 — 21 August 2020

Monday 3 August to Friday 7 August, 10am to 4pm
Monday 17 August to Friday 21 August, 10am to 4pm

A week long course where students will; have a go at several arts and crafts, learn more about the history of Richmond and earn a Bronze Arts Award – a Level 1 qualification (equivalent to a GCSE – grades 3, 2, 1 or grades D, E, F, G) from Trinity College, London

Activities will include:

– Visiting and reviewing the Queen’s Road exhibition at the Museum

– Having a go at arts and crafts linked to the stories of Queen’s Road residents, such as, stained ‘glass’ windows, samplers, patchwork and rag rugs,

– Curating an exhibition of their work which will remain on display at the Museum for the duration of the Queen’s Road

For students age 11 and above

£150 per student (including booking fees).

All materials included, but please bring your own lunch

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

£150 per student - all materials included, but please bring your own lunch

Website

http://www.museumofrichmond.com/families/summer-schools/

Family workshops at the Museum of Richmond

Georgian Richmond: Samplers and Patchwork - family workshop

  • 11 — 14 August 2020

Tuesday 11 August to Friday 14 August 2020

Discover what life was like in Georgian Richmond and the amazing and unexpected story of Elizabeth, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, who lived on Queen’s Road, Richmond. Have a go at creating your own simple samplers and easy patchwork, just like they did in Georgian times.

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 and develop new skills by having a go at arts and craft activities.

Our workshops are led by our Learning Officer, Vicky, who has over ten years of experience of working with families and has an Enhanced DBS check.

Workshops are primarily aimed at children aged 5-11 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and adults are encouraged to get stuck in too!

Younger siblings (under 5s) are welcome to join in and we can provide simple craft and colouring materials for them during the workshop instead of the main craft resources. as the workshop charges are to help us cover the cost of craft materials.

Children aged 11 and over are also welcome to join in, and we can make the activities more challenging for them. They would need to have a paid for place booked for them as the workshop charges are to help us cover the cost of craft materials used during the workshop.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Admission

Workshops are £5.50 per child. Booking is essential as places are limited

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/georgian-richmond-samplers-and-patchwork-tickets-84004067427

Family Workshops at the Museum of Richmond

Florence Nightingale: Paper Lanterns - family workshop

  • 25 — 28 August 2020

Tuesday 25 August to Friday 28 August 2020

Find out how Florence Nightingale and how the Crimean War affected medicine by exploring Museum objects and discovering the story of Queen’s Road resident, William Govett Romaine, then make your own lanterns to take home.

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 and develop new skills by having a go at arts and craft activities.

Our workshops are led by our Learning Officer, Vicky, who has over ten years of experience of working with families and has an Enhanced DBS check.

Workshops are primarily aimed at children aged 5-11 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and adults are encouraged to get stuck in too!

Younger siblings (under 5s) are welcome to join in and we can provide simple craft and colouring materials for them during the workshop instead of the main craft resources. as the workshop charges are to help us cover the cost of craft materials.

Children aged 11 and over are also welcome to join in, and we can make the activities more challenging for them. They would need to have a paid for place booked for them as the workshop charges are to help us cover the cost of craft materials used during the workshop.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Admission

Workshops are £5.50 per child. Booking is essential as places are limited

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/florence-nightingale-paper-lanterns-tickets-84004223895

Family Workshops at the Museum of Richmond

Ghosts of Richmond Palace - family workshop

  • 27 — 30 October 2020

Tuesday 27 October to Friday 30 October 2020

Discover the ghostly goings on in the remains of Richmond Palace and make your own haunted palaces to help decorate your home this Halloween!

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 and develop new skills by having a go at arts and craft activities.

Our workshops are led by our Learning Officer, Vicky, who has over ten years of experience of working with families and has an Enhanced DBS check.

Workshops are primarily aimed at children aged 5-11 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and adults are encouraged to get stuck in too!

Younger siblings (under 5s) are welcome to join in and we can provide simple craft and colouring materials for them during the workshop instead of the main craft resources. as the workshop charges are to help us cover the cost of craft materials.

Children aged 11 and over are also welcome to join in, and we can make the activities more challenging for them. They would need to have a paid for place booked for them as the workshop charges are to help us cover the cost of craft materials used during the workshop.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

Workshops are £5.50 per child. Booking is essential as places are limited

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ghosts-of-richmond-palace-tickets-84004402429

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

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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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