Museum of Richmond

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The Museum of Richmond is governed by a Board of Trustees with at least one Councillor from the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Council also attending. The Board meets six times a year and the Annual General Meeting is held in November.
The Collection, which is governed by the The Museum of Richmond Collections Trust, covers the old Borough of Richmond, including Ham, Petersham and Kew.

Through changing exhibitions and a wide-ranging education programme, the Museum serves other areas of the larger London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, created in 1965. The public has access to the permanent Collection and the Exhibition programme free of charge.

The Museum has a long tradition of delivering education to broad sections of the local community including schools, adults and outreach to groups unable to attend the Museum.

Awarded the Arts Council (ACE) accreditation in March 2013 (ACE accreditation replacing the previous Museums, Libraries and Archives Council Accreditation), the Museum attains the high standards of governance, management of the collection and customer care required for the Award.

Mission Statement

The Museum of Richmond seeks to preserve, interpret and communicate the material evidence of Richmond’s past for the public’s benefit, education and enjoyment.

The organisation has five main Aims enshrined within its Mission Statement:
(a) To collect, preserve, interpret display and communicate the material evidence of Richmond’s past (both local and national) for the public’s appreciation, education and enjoyment.
(b) To provide an education service for school age and pre-school learners. To assist teachers to deliver and enhance the National Curriculum at all Key Stages, particularly through local history. This includes making provision for children with special learning needs, using outreach facilities where appropriate.
(c) To assist and enhance post-16 education, teacher training and adult education through sessions at the Museum and outreach where appropriate.
(d) To actively recruit volunteers and enhance the role of volunteers and Supporters of the Museum by engaging them in the work and development of the Museum and providing appropriate training.
(e) To respond to relevant local and national initiatives, also linking with local agencies and societies to enhance the Museum’s role in the community.



Royal Patron
Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra

Sir David Attenborough OM CH FRS CVO
Greville Dare
Bamber Gascoigne
Lady Annabel Goldsmith
Julian Lord Fellowes
Andrew Marr
Alan Lord Watson of Richmond CBE

Board of Directors of the Museum of Richmond
Lisette Simcock (Acting Chair)

Rose Barling (Vice-Chair)
John Lord Lee of Trafford (Deputy Chair)

Robyn Christie
Pauline Cox
Gordon Craig
Peter Cregeen
Allen Dyer (Secretary)
Charles Pineles
Bleddyn Phillips
Clive Preston (Treasurer)
Derek Robinson
Margaret Walsh

Cllr. Margaret Buter (Council representative)
Cllr. Thomas O’Malley (Council representative)

Curator and Executive Officer
Rebecca Arnott

Learning and Audience Development Officer
Vicky McGrath

Museum of Richmond Collection Trust
Robyn Christie (Chair)
Peter Cregeen
Sally Goodsir



Tuesday – Friday: 11am to 5pm

Saturday, April to September: 11am to 5pm
Saturday, October to March: 11am to 4pm

Please note: we often have learning workshops which start before the Museum opens to the public, which means the exhibition area will not be accessible until 12noon

Closed Sunday and Monday and on public holidays, including Easter Saturday.