Using a mix of real and replica historical objects from the Museum’s handling collection, our workshops provide families with a hands on experience where they learn more about the history of the local area and develop new skills by having a go at arts and craft activities.

Our workshops are led by our Learning Officer, Vicky, who has over ten years of experience of working with families and has an Enhanced DBS check.

Workshops are primarily aimed at children aged 5-11 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and adults are encouraged to get stuck in too!

Younger siblings (under 5s) are welcome to join in and we can provide simple craft and colouring materials for them during the workshop instead of the main craft resources. as the workshop charges are to help us cover the cost of craft materials.

Children aged 11 and over are also welcome to join in, and we can make the activities more challenging for them. They would need to have a paid for place booked for them as the workshop charges are to help us cover the cost of craft materials used during the workshop.

Workshops are £5.50 per child. Booking is essential as places are limited

Click on the links below to book and pay online

Please email or call 020 8332 1141 if you have any questions


The family learning programme is generously supported by Achieving for Children.

Click here to find out more


SUMMER 2019: Art and Craft in St Mary Magdalene’s Church – Easy Embroidery

Wednesday 24 to Friday 30 July 2019, 10am to 12noon

Be inspired by the embroidery at St Mary Magdalene’s and have a go at making your own simple embroidery to take home




SUMMER 2019: Art and Craft in St Mary Magdalene’s Church –  Stained Glass Windows

Family Workshop at the Museum - Learn about local history and spend quality time together at a family workshop at the Museum with object handling and a hands on craft activity for parents and childrenTuesday 6 to Friday 9 August 2019, 10am to 12noon

Explore the stories told in St Mary Magdalene’s stained glass windows and make your own window decoration




SUMMER 2019: Art and Craft in St Mary Magdalene’s Church – Coats of Arms

Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 August 2019, 10am to 12noon

Discover the meanings behind the symbols in a coat of arms and create your own




OCTOBER 2019: Grave Yard Explorers!

Tuesday 29 October to Friday 1 November 2019, 10am to 12noon

Explore the stories behind the names on the memorials and headstones in St Mary Magdalene’s Church and enjoy a craft at the Museum










Free Admission

Opening hours

Tuesday – Friday 11am to 5pm
Saturday, April – September: 11am to 5pm
Saturday, October – March: 11am to 4pm
Closed Mondays and Bank Holidays, including Good Friday

Find us

2nd Floor, Old Town Hall, Whittaker
Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1TP

Please note

The Museum does not have air conditioning and can be very warm during hot weather.

We often have learning workshops which start before the Museum opens which means the exhibition area will not be accessible until 12noon