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.
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.
Curator: Natascha Wintersinger
Education and Audience Development:
Chair Elect: Sylvie Gormezano
Accredited Museum no: RD80
Charity No: 295164