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.
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
The Museum will close at 4pm on Saturday 21 December 2019 and will reopen at 11am on Thursday 2 January 2020.
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
HOW TO GET HERE
Second Floor, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1TP
020 8332 1141