Museum of Richmond
Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey TW9 1TP
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Welcome to the Museum of Richmond

For centuries Richmond has been a centre of fashion and the arts, as well as home to several of Britain's monarchs. The Museum celebrates the rich heritage of Richmond, Ham, Petersham and Kew and, through the exhibition and education programmes, all other areas of the borough.

The colourful displays span from mediaeval times to the present day. It is ideal for family visits: admission is free, and there are always lots of activities to keep children entertained. The museum is close to the River Thames and to Richmond Green.

Current exhibitionComing events

1914-1918 Richmond at Home and at War - Local stories and their International Links.
8 August 2014 - 22 April 2015

Through displays of private artefacts, photographs, letters and reminiscences from local people, this exhibition relates the fascinating and moving stories of Richmond's First World War experience. A successful local appeal for WWI objects and archive material has allowed the Museum to present a number of soldier's individual stories. In an effort to further this collaboration with the Richmond community, a large map in the exhibition invites local people with ancestors who fought or volunteered in the First World War to add images and/or information on their relatives to the display. This engaging and informative exhibition has been made possible due to an award from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Real Thomas Cromwell

Historian Tracy Borman, Joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, tells the story of the real Wolf Hall in her definitive biography of Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's most trusted servant. Monday 20th October 2014 7.30pm, Duke Street Church, Richmond.

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Natascha Wintersinger
Education and Audience Development:
Jenny Phelan
Chair Elect: Sylvie Gormezano

Accredited Museum no: RD80
Charity No: 295164

Coming very soon a completely new Museum of Richmond website!

The new website is currently under construction and will include more museum, events and collections information, many new photographs, new pages and much more!

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