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 email@example.com or call 020 8332 1141 if you have any questions
The family learning programme is generously supported by Achieving for Children.
EASTER 2019: Make Do and Mend – Richmond during World War Two
Tuesday 9 to Friday 12 April 2019, 10am to 12noon
Discover what life was like growing up in Richmond during World War Two and find out how people would ‘make do and mend’ by making your own recycled patchwork bag – no sewing involved!
EASTER 2019: Dig for Victory – – Richmond during World War Two
Tuesday 16 to Thursday 18 April 2019, 10am to 12noon
Find out how and why the people of Richmond would ‘Dig for Victory’ during World War Two and create your own cress head to take home.
MAY 2019: Printing in Richmond: Dimbleby and Sons
Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 May 2019, 10am to 12noon
Explore the history of printing in Richmond and then have a go at making your own printing ‘stamps’ to use
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
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
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
Tues – Fri 11am to 5pm
Sat, April – September: 11am to 5pm
Sat, October – March: 11am to 4pm
We will be closed on Saturday 15 June while we host our Garden Party – visit our What’s On Page to find out more
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