To help you find your way to the Museum, we have created trails that show you the safest walking routes from the train station or the bus station, along with fun activities to help turn the journey into an adventure!
We are on the second floor so if you have buggies you will need to use the lifts to get to us. The first lift is by the disabled entrance to the Old Town Hall – to the left of the main entrance, closer to the Riverside. Once inside, you will need to walk through the Riverside Gallery and the main entrance hall to get to the lift to the Second Floor. The baby changing is in the disabled toilet you will find by the disabled entrance.
We have an Autism Friendly Hour between 10am and 11am on Saturdays, to enable families with Autism to explore the Museum before it opens to the public. (Please note that on Saturday 16 March, Saturday 13 April and Saturday 18 May 2019 we are running workshops for adults from 10:30am.)
Things to do when you are here
There are lots of hands on activities to try:
– Help us rebuild Richmond Palace using our Lego table
– Find out how heavy a medieval chain mail hood was
– Dress up like a Victorian child and sit at a Victorian school desk
– Explore our book corner and discover more about the past
– Tell us what your favourite Museum object is and add it to our Sticky Note Wall
– Depending on the current exhibition, there may also be FREE activity sheets for families to enjoy
So you can explore in comfort, we can store scooters, coats and bags in our cupboard by the Museum’s shop. Buggies can be taken around the Museum, but you can also leave them outside if you wish (if you do so, it is at your own risk and they mustn’t block any doors or corridors).
During the school holidays, you can take part in one our our family workshops! Spend some quality time together learning about the history of Richmond and getting creative. Click here to find out more and book
Happy to help
We are a Re-Fill Station!
Just ask at Reception and we will refill your water bottle for you.
We are Breastfeeding Friendly!
We are part of the The Breastfeeding Network’s Breastfeeding Friendly Scheme. There are chairs around the Museum which you are more than welcome to use and if you need anything like a glass of water, please let us know.
You are also more than welcome to use our FREE WiFi to share your visit on social media! You will find the login details at Reception.
Please remember to tag the Museum in your posts:
Making a day of it
Follow this link for Trip Advisor’s suggestions for family friendly places to eat, or you can try the Visit Richmond website. You could also ask our volunteer at Reception for their recommendations or directions to your family’s favourite places to eat.
Visit West London Wonders to discover 10 more family friendly museums, historic houses and galleries to explore in West London.
THE MUSEUM IS OPEN!
We are delighted to announce that the Museum of Richmond is now officially open to the public! Visitors will need to pre-book tickets before coming to the Museum, which you can do by clicking the link below:
Please note that face coverings are mandatory inside museums so we will require visitors aged 11 or over to wear face coverings during their visit.
The only public toilet is accessed from outside the building so it may be easiest to access this at the start or end of your visit.
For more information about the steps we are taking to keep you safe as we reopen, please read our COVID-19 risk assessment.
For more information on how your visit will run, please read our ‘What to Expect on Your Visit’ document.
2nd Floor, Old Town Hall, Whittaker
Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1TP
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HOW TO GET HERE
Please be aware that the only available public toilet is accessed from outside the building so it may be easiest to access this at the start or end of your visit.
The Museum is open to visitors with pre-booked tickets only. Please book a ticket before visiting the Museum as we cannot guarantee there will be availability on the door.
Second Floor, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1TP
020 8332 1141