THE MUSEUM IS REOPENING!
The Museum will be reopening for pre-booked visits from Thursday 3 December! You can check our availability and book a slot for your visit online:
Please note that face coverings are mandatory in museums so we will require visitors over the age of 11 to wear a face covering during their visit. This will not apply to those with exemptions.
The only public toilet is 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.
You can read our COVID-19 risk assessment for more information on the steps we are taking to make your visit as safe as possible. We also recommend you read our ‘What to Expect on Your Visit’ document, which outlines how your visit will run and some aspects that will be different from previous visits to the Museum.
We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Museum of Richmond.
Christmas Gift Bundle
4 December to 23rd December
Purchase a delightful Christmas Gift Bundle and show your support for your local museum. Our Christmas bundles are full of wonderful Richmond themed gifts, fun for all the family! Ideal for history fans or enthusiastic Richmond residents. Great for stocking fillers!
Cost: £15* Save £6.50 off usual retail price
*basket not included
You can buy your gift bundle at the Museum in person when you book a free visit online, or you can order online for collection.
To order your Museum of Richmond Christmas Gift bundle please contact the Museum on email@example.com
Collection is available from the Museum Tue – Fri between 10am to 10.45am and 5pm – 5.45pm
Sat between 10am to 10.45am. Click and Collect orders must be picked up by 23rd December.
Museum of Richmond Christmas Gift Bundle includes:
Queen’s Road: 500 years of History booklet
Celebrating 800 years of St Mary Magdalene at the Heart of Richmond booklet
5 Richmond themed postcards
Victorian cup & ball novelty toy
Museum of Richmond logo pencil
Museum of Richmond logo sharpener with rubber
Metal Roman Soldier keyring
Tudor themed humorous magnet
Tudor themed humorous magnetic bookmark
Museum of Richmond logo mug
Museum of Richmond favourite object themed mirror
Museum of Richmond favourite object themed badge
Why not take a look (or listen!) at the online resources that the Museum of Richmond has to offer!
- Discover local places and objects from our collections with our audio tours
- Listen to a fascinating talk by Rose Barling on Betty Nuthall, Richmond’s tennis star!
- Experience a virtual version of our temporary exhibition ‘Queen’s Road: 500 Years of History‘
- Try a new craft by following along with our how-to videos on our Youtube channel
- Download our Family Activity packs with all sorts of fun things to try!
- Search our online catalogue and find your new favourite object!
Many of our resources are available for free, however if you would like to make a donation to the Museum of Richmond you can do so by clicking below:
Lockdown Memories Project
We are looking for residents of the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames to contribute to our COVID-19 Lockdown Memory collection project, which will document the experiences and images of the lockdown implemented in the UK from March 2020. Through this project we aim to record information about how the lockdown has affected residents, so that these memories, experiences and images are preserved for future generations.
If you are interested in taking part in this project, please complete and return the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org:
PLEASE NOTE consent forms are mandatory for us to be able to accept your submission to the project. If you have any questions about the form, please contact us at email@example.com.
Queen’s Road: 500 Years of History
1 February 2020 - 30 January 2021
Explore 500 years of history on a single road in Richmond. From farmland owned by Tudor courtiers to the site of modern social housing, Queen’s Road offers a glimpse into the ways society was changing in Richmond.
As the Museum was closed for 5 months in 2020, we have extended the run of this exhibition to January 2021. We will also continue to offer the online version of the exhibition for those who are unable to visit us in person.
Arts & Crafts Workbook
Do you have a creative mind? Are you looking for a bit of a digital detox? Then our Arts & Crafts Workbook is for you! Discover the story of Richmond’s past by exploring local tales of Tudor life to Plague Doctors and Victorian workhouses. Learn about local artists and create a range of arts and crafts pieces to add to your workbook, from self portraits to embroidery. Achieve your gold star participation certificate and museum badge by sending or bringing your workbook in to be marked by the Museum learning team. Workbooks can be ordered for collection or posted and come with a resource pack. To buy your Workbook & Resource Pack, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.