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.
Explosion at Hounslow Gunpowder Mill

SPRING EXHIBITIONS: EXPLOSIVE HISTORY!

  • 2 March — 9 May 2019 *on now

Discover the history of the Hounslow gunpowder mills during the First World War in this pop-up exhibition from the London Wildlife Trust.

This exhibition was created by the London Wildlife Trust with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free Entry

Website

http://www.museumofrichmond.com/

Cricket on Ham Common

SPRING EXHIBITIONS: HAM IS WHERE THE HEART IS

  • 11 May — 13 July 2019

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

Admission

Free Entry

Website

http://www.museumofrichmond.com

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

Dig for Victory – Richmond during World War Two

  • 16 — 18 April 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 find out how and why the people of Richmond would 'Dig for Victory' during World War Two and create your own cress head to take home.

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

Admission

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

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/easter-2019-dig-for-victory-richmond-during-world-war-two-tickets-49938038016

Explosion at Gunpowder Mill

EXPLOSIVE HISTORY! A TALK BY ALEXANDRA ROBB OF LONDON WILDLIFE TRUST

  • 21 March 2019 7-9pm

Thursday 21 March 2019

Riverside Room, Old Town Hall

Doors open at 7pm, talk starts at 7:30pm

Special late opening of the exhibition: 5pm –7pm

Tickets: £5, or £4 for Friends of the Museum

Available from the Museum, The Open Book on King’s Street, or CLICK HERE TO BOOK (additional booking fees apply)

Accompanying the Museum’s new exhibition, Alex’s talk will explore the long history of Hounslow Gunpowder Mills, once located in Crane Park, Whitton. Alex will reveal the little known story of one of Europe’s largest and most successful privately run gunpowder mills, its role in the First World War and its slow return to nature after the mills were closed.

Where

Riverside Room, Old Town Hall
Whittaker Avenue
Richmond
TW9 1TP

Admission

Tickets: £5, or £4 for Friends of the Museum

Website

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

Family Workshop

EASTER 2019: Make Do and Mend – Richmond during World War Two

  • 9 — 12 April 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 discover what life was like growing up in Richmond during World War Two and find out how people would 'make do and mend' by making your own recycled patchwork bag - no sewing involved!

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

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

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

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/easter-2019-make-do-and-mend-richmond-during-world-war-two-tickets-49936440237

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

Admission

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

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/may-half-term-2019-printing-in-richmond-dimbleby-and-sons-tickets-49947772131

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

Where

Trumpeters' House
Old Palace Yard
Richmond
TW9 1PD

Admission

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.

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trumpeters-house-garden-party-tickets-58362128698

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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