The Museum of Richmond aims to bring the history of Richmond and the surrounding area to life in exciting and varied ways for people of all ages and from all backgrounds. We offer a growing programme of talks that can be booked by groups of 10 or more, often for groups who cannot come into the museum. Groups we have recently visited include FiSh in Barnes and the Richmond Afternoon Forum.
Feedback includes: “I have just got back home and would like to thank you for your interesting and informative talk this afternoon. Every one of the members was fully engaged with your subject, and passing around the artefacts you had brought with you helped to stimulate conversation.”
Talk topics currently include:
Old Palace Lane
The Story of the Royal Star and Garter Home
Highlights of the Costume Collection
30 Years of the Museum of Richmond
Richmond and the Railway
The Royals and Richmond Palace
Toys Through the Ages
Medicine in Richmond
Can’t see what you are looking for? Let us know if you have a topic in mind and we will see what we can do!
The Museum of Richmond offers reminiscence sessions on a variety of topics. These sessions use objects from the museum’s handling collection to stimulate group discussion and shared experiences. Recently we have worked with the Caring Cafe in Sheen. Handling toys from the past meant clients shared memeories of childhood as well as resulting in impromptu skipping and games of skittles!
“Just an e mail to say thank you very much for a lovely session with the Victorian/Tudor toys on Saturday. The feedback from the clients was very positive , they very much enjoyed the afternoon as did the staff & volunteers.”
Please email email@example.com or call 020 8332 11414 to discuss what we can offer for your particular group.
The Museum will be reopening on Thursday 3 December!
Book your visit online here.
Please note that some of our operating procedures have been adapted following COVID-19:
– Visits are limited to 45 minutes to allow time for the Museum to be cleaned between visits. To book a longer visit, please book 2 consecutive time slots.
– Face coverings are mandatory for visitors, except those under the age of 11 or with exemptions.
– The building’s public toilet is only open Monday-Friday and is accessed from outside the building so it may be easiest to access this at the start or end of your visit.
Please check our ‘What to Expect on Your Visit’ document for more details on how we are running visits to the Museum.