The Museum of  Richmond regularly holds events linked to exhibitions, local history topics, guest speakers and fundraising events.

To find out more about upcoming events visit our What’s On Page

August Curator’s Tour

Saturday 3 August, 2pm

Discover more about some of the Museum of Richmond’s objects as the Curator shares her favourite stories from the collection.

Curator’s Tours are free. Please meet at the Museum’s front desk.

 

 

 

January Curator’s Tour

Saturday 18 January, 2pm

Join us for the first Curator Tour of 2020!

Discover some of the stories from Richmond’s past told through the objects in the Museum’s collection.

Curator’s Tours are free. Please meet at the Museum’s front desk.

The Social History of Queen’s Road

Monday 9 March 2020, 8pm

A talk by Charles Pineles

In this joint talk with the Richmond Local History Society, hear about the historic residents of Queen’s Road, Richmond and what their lives can tell us about social change in the local area.

Join us at Duke Street Church; doors open at 7.30pm and the talk begins at 8pm.

Entrance is free for Members of RLHS and Friends of the Museum. Tickets for non-members are £4 and can be purchased from the Museum of Richmond or on the door.

Curator’s Music Tour

Saturday 24 August, 2pm

To celebrate the Riverside Music Festival, the Curator will be sharing some of the musical stories on display in the Museum.

Curator’s Tours are free. Please meet at the Museum’s front desk.

 

 

 

March Curator’s Tour

Saturday 14 March, 2pm

Join our Museum Curator to discover some of the stories told through the objects in the Museum’s collection.

Curator’s Tours are free. Please meet at the Museum’s front desk.

Family Easter Hunt

Easter weekend

A group of excited Easter chicks have escaped in the Museum of Richmond, and we need your help to find them! Follow our social media over the Easter weekend @museumofrichmond and see if you can spot all the chicks hiding in our display cases!

 

CANCELLED: Creative Mindfulness – September 2019

Saturday 14 September 2019

Creative Mindfulness – Drawing workshop for adults

Be inspired by the Museum’s collections and take some time to be mindful, observe and draw, leaving the workshop with your own original pieces to treasure.

Each workshop is led by a local artist and will have a different theme, exploring a different element of the Borough’s history.

Unfortunately this workshop had to be cancelled, but you can still book for upcoming workshops:

Saturday 19 October: The Ghosts of Richmond Palace – click here to book

Saturday 16 November: Victorian Richmond – click here to book

Saturday 14 December: Princess Mary’s gift boxes – click here to book

All workshops are 10.30am to 12.30pm

£10 per person, includes materials and refreshments

Tickets also available from the Museum

 

February Curator’s Tour

Saturday 15 February, 2pm

Join our Curator to discover some of the stories from Richmond’s past told through the objects in the Museum’s collection.

Curator’s Tours are free. Please meet at the Museum’s front desk.

 

Easter Holiday Family Workshop Activity Packs

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our Easter holiday workshops due to the closure of the Museum amid concerns over COVID-19. Refunds will be issued for all places booked prior to the closure in its place please find our:

Archaeology at Work – Bronze Age Murder Mystery
FREE Family Workshop Activity Pack! 

Explore the story of Thomas Newby Reeve’s ancestor, an archaeologist who started work at Stonehenge. Have a go at being an archaeologist, identify mystery objects from the grave and solve a murder mystery!

CLICK HERE for Bronze Age Murder Mystery Activity Pack
CLICK HERE for Enrolment Form
CLICK HERE for Feedback Form

 

Free Family Workshop Activity Pack!
Victorian Richmond – Rag rugs

FREE Family Workshop Activity Pack!

Investigate what happened to Richmond’s poor and the history of the Workhouse on Queen’s Road.  Make some workhouse gruel and your own rag rug. Learn about different Victorian toys and games and make your own to play with!

CLICK HERE for Victorian Richmond Activity Pack
CLICK HERE for Enrolment Form
CLICK HERE for Feedback Form

 

The Richmond Vicars

Monday 23 September

Doors open at 7pm, talk starts at 7:30pm

St Mary Magdalene Church, Paradise Road, Richmond

Please note seating is not reserved

 

Tickets: £5 per person, £4 for Friends

Tickets available to book online by clicking here

Also available from the Museum (Old Town Hall, Richmond) and The Open Book (King Street, Richmond.)

 

Two vicars ejected for their political views, another who inspired Gulliver’s Travels, and a pair of performing poodles, Mouton and Don. In this talk Derek Robinson will share many of the fascinating stories discovered during his recent research on the vicars of Richmond from past centuries.

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