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.
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


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

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.
Patient Assassin Book Cover

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

  • 11 December 2019 7-9pm

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+




£10 per person


Museum of Richmond
Old Town Hall
Whittaker Avenue

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