On this page you can find additional content related to our Old Palace Lane project.
Old Palace Lane Audio Guide
The Museum has created an audio guide, narrated by Bamber Gascoigne, to help you
explore the Lane itself. Follow the link below to head to izi Travel where you can see more details.
You will need to download the izi travel app to a smartphone or portable device. After this, you can either manually search for our tour using the app, or use the app’s built in QR code scanner to scan the code (this will take you straight to it).
Old Palace Lane Census Returns
The information in the censuses between 1841 and 1911 is publicly available. This give us a rich source of information for that period, telling us the names of all who were living in each property on the day of the census, their ages, relationships, occupations and where they were born. So, whilst biographical details of past residents of the Lane are limited, we have a nice picture of the components of the local community throughout this period. A transcription of these censuses can be accessed below:
As museums and galleries in the UK begin to reopen, we are making plans to ensure we can safely welcome visitors back to the Museum of Richmond. Unfortunately, we do not own the Old Town Hall building and therefore we cannot control when this will be reopened to the public, however we are undertaking work to make sure we are ready to reopen as soon as we possibly can.
During our closure we are unable to run many of the activities that would support the Museum and any contributions during this time would be greatly appreciated.
To donate online please click the button below:
2nd Floor, Old Town Hall, Whittaker
Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1TP
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We often have learning workshops which start before the Museum opens which means the exhibition area will not be accessible until 12noon