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Spring Exhibition: Explosive History!

2 March 2019 - 9 May 2019 

Discover the history of the Hounslow gunpowder mills during the First World War in this pop-up exhibition from the London Wildlife Trust. 

This exhibition was created by the London Wildlife Trust with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Explosive History! A talk by Alexandra Robb of London Wildlife Trust

Thursday 21 March 2019

Riverside Room, Old Town Hall

Doors open at 7pm, talk starts at 7:30pm

Special late opening of the exhibition: 5pm –7pm

Tickets: £5, or £4 for Friends of the Museum

Available from the Museum, The Open Book on King’s Street, or CLICK HERE TO BOOK (additional booking fees apply)

Accompanying the Museum’s new exhibition, Alex’s talk will explore the long history of Hounslow Gunpowder Mills, once located in Crane Park, Whitton. Alex will reveal the little known story of one of Europe’s largest and most successful privately run gunpowder mills, its role in the First World War and its slow return to nature after the mills were closed.

 

April Curator’s Tour

Saturday 13 April, 2pm-3pm

Discover more about some of the Museum of Richmond’s objects as the Curator shares her favourite stories from the collection.

Curator’s Tours are free. Please meet at the Museum’s front desk.

Creative Mindfulness – drawing workshop for adults

Saturday 13 April 2019

Creative Mindfulness

Drawing workshop for adults

10.30am to 12.30pm, £10 per person – includes all materials and refreshments

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Be inspired by the Museum’s collections and take some time to be mindful, observe and draw, with no pressure to create a master piece.

Join local artist Louise Anderson for these relaxing, artist-led drawing sessions. Working with Museum staff, you will be led on a journey exploring a new part of the collection and exhibitions each month, allowing you to create some stillness and tranquillity through drawing and being creative, leaving the workshop with your own original pieces to treasure.

 

May Curator’s Tour

Saturday 4 May, 2pm-3pm

Discover more about some of the Museum of Richmond’s objects as the Curator shares her favourite stories from the collection.

Curator’s Tours are free. Please meet at the Museum’s front desk.

Ham Is Where The Heart Is

11 May 2019 – 13 July 2019

Developed from an oral histories project, this pop-up exhibition explores life in Ham and Petersham
over the last 80 years through stories and pictures.

This exhibition was created with support from the Heritage Lottery fund, Ham United Group, the London Richmond Borough of Richmond upon Thames and the Library Services.

Creative Mindfulness – drawing workshops for adults

Saturday 18 May 2019

Creative Mindfulness – Drawing workshop for adults

10.30am to 12.30pm, £10 per person – includes all materials and refreshments

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Be inspired by the Museum’s collections and take some time to be mindful, observe and draw, with no pressure to create a master piece.

Join local artist Louise Anderson for these relaxing, artist-led drawing sessions. Working with Museum staff, you will be led on a journey exploring a new part of the collection and exhibitions each month, allowing you to create some stillness and tranquillity through drawing and being creative, leaving the workshop with your own original pieces to treasure.

 

Remarkable Ham – a talk by Gordon Elsden

Thursday 23 May 2019

Doors open at 7pm, talk starts at 7:30pm
Riverside Room, Old Town Hall, Richmond – please note seating is not reserved

Tickets: £5 per person, £4 for Friends

Click here to book your tickets

Tickets also available from the Museum’s website www.museumofrichmond.com, the Museum (Old Town Hall, Richmond) and The Open Book (King Street, Richmond.)

Picking up from last year’s talk, Gordon Elsden, author of ‘Remarkable Ham—the untold story’ will give a fascinating insight into the prehistoric and ancient events that occurred in Ham, so long ago.

 

Trumpeters’ House Garden Party

Saturday 15 June 2019, 2pm to 5pm

Relax in this beautiful garden sipping on your drink of choice and enjoy a delicious cake, whilst listening to summer sounds from the Barnes Concert Band.

Adults: £10, Friends: £8, Children aged 4 – 13: £5 , Under 4s: Free
Tickets include a glass of wine or a soft drink, tea and cake.

Admission by ticket only
Advance purchase available from the Museum, Open Book and by clicking here
Tickets also available on the door.

Many thanks to Waitrose and Partners, Richmond, who have sponsored the wine for this year’s event.

 

VISIT

Price

Free Admission

Opening hours

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

Find us

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

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
info@museumofrichmond.com

 

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