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


Easy access by car via the M3 – come off onto the A316, take the first exit at St Margaret’s roundabout onto the A3004 and follow the road until you cross Richmond Bridge. Turn left onto Hill Street and the Old Town Hall is on your left on Whittaker Avenue.

Parking available nearby at Friar’s Lane Car Park, Richmond Riverside Car Park and Paradise Road Car Park.
Please note that all of these car parks do have charges.


Easy to get to by underground, rail or bus –

Rail: direct from Waterloo – click here to download a FREE TRAIL AND ACTIVITY SHEET to help you find your way from the train station to the Museum, or use this video created for us by the students at Grey Court School

Underground: District Line, London Overground

Bus: H22, 33, H37, 65, R68, 190, 290, 371, 490 – click here to download a FREE TRAIL AND ACTIVITY SHEET to help you find your way from the bus station to the Museum, or use this video created for us by the students at Grey Court School

Look out for directional signposts from Richmond Station, the Green, and the Riverside. The museum is on the top floor of the Old Town Hall – take the lift from the lobby.


The museum is on the second floor of the Old Town Hall and is fully accessible for visitors with access requirements.

The Old Town Hall has an entrance for wheelchair users at the back of the Old Town Hall on Whittaker Avenue. Please use the phone there by the door to connect you to the Old Town Hall reference library staff who will assist you in using the lift to the ground floor. From there you can use the lift in the lobby to go to the Second Floor where you will find the museum.

We welcome visitors with disabilities; we also welcome assistance dogs. We are committed to developing and promoting inclusive access to the museum. We suggest that you telephone before a visit for specific access information which you may require.

Whenever possible, please telephone in advance. Use the disabled entrance described above. Richmond Tourist Information Centre (ground floor at the riverside end of the building) provides assistance and responds to the assistance bell. Access to the museum (2nd floor) is by lift from the main hall. The museum is on one level, there are no steps or ramps.

There is a wheelchair accessible toilet by the disabled entrance and on the first floor of the Old Town Hall

There are seats in the centre of each of the main areas. Chairs are readily available on request.

Please click here for the Museum’s full access statement


The Museum does not have a cafe, but there is a multitude of places to eat and drink in Richmond.

For suggestions on where to go, please visit



Following governmental guidance, the Museum of Richmond is closed to the public from Thursday 19 March 2020 until further notice. During our closure we are unable to run many of the activities that would support the Museum and any contributions during this time would be greatly appreciated.
To donate online please click the button below:




Free Admission

Find us

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

Please note

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


Following guidance from the government on limiting social gathering and avoiding non-essential travel, we have taken the difficult decision to close the Museum from Thursday 19 March until further notice.

We are disappointed that we are unable to welcome the public to the exhibitions and events that we had planned, but the most important thing for us is the welfare of our visitors, volunteers and staff.

You can still view a large portion of our collection online through our eHive page and we will endeavour to make more content available digitally. We will be posting updates here with more information about our plans to re-open in due course.

To contribute to our LOCKDOWN MEMORIES PROJECT, please email for more details.

For HOME LEARNING RESOURCES please CLICK HERE to be directed to our Families Page.

To view the QUEEN’S ROAD: 500 YEARS OF HISTORY exhibition online please CLICK HERE 


Our staff will continue to work from home during the closure; please email with enquiries.


Using  objects from the Museum’s handling collection, learn more about the history of the local area and have a go at arts and craft activities!