Thursday 19 March until further notice
As museums and galleries in the UK begin to reopen, we are making plans to ensure we can safely welcome visitors back to the Museum of Richmond – you can read our COVID-19 risk assessment for more information on the steps we are taking. Unfortunately, we do not own the Old Town Hall building and therefore we cannot control when this will be reopened to the public, however we are undertaking work to make sure we are ready to reopen as soon as we possibly can. We will update this page with details of our reopening as soon as we have more information.
Much of our collection can be searched and viewed online through our eHive page here.
We have also established a virtual experience of our temporary exhibition, Queen’s Road: 500 Years of History, which can be accessed here.
The Museum has a number of audio tours on a range of topics, which can be accessed here.
Please follow us on social media for more information and content from the Museum.
We are sorry for the disruption and we hope you will visit us when the Museum reopens.
Lockdown Memories Project
In view of these highly unusual and difficult times, 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 - 5 September 2020
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.
Although the Museum is closed, a virtual version of the exhibition can be accessed by clicking here.
MAY FAMILY WORKSHOP ONLINE ACTIVITIES
Richmond: Coats of Arms
Take part in our Coats of Arms activities! Join the Learning Officer to explore different coats of arms and their symbols. Follow the how-to instructions to make an origami swan symbol. Design your own coat of arms using our heraldic symbol sheet which shows you all their meanings. Test your knowledge about coats of arms with our online quiz and join the dots to reveal the hidden heraldic symbols.
CLICK HERE for VIDEO on Richmond Coats of Arms & how to make an Origami swan
CLICK HERE for WORKSHEET to design your own coats of arms
CLICK HERE for WORKSHEET on heraldic symbols and their meanings
CLICK HERE for ONLINE QUIZ to test you Coats of Arms knowledge
Reveal our hidden heraldic symbols in the join the dots pictures:
CLICK HERE for join the dots (numbers 1-20)
CLICK HERE for join the dots (numbers 1 – 40)
CLICK HERE for join the dots (numbers 1 – 110)
CLICK HERE for join the dots (numbers 1 – 130)
As museums and galleries in the UK begin to reopen, we are making plans to ensure we can safely welcome visitors back to the Museum of Richmond. Unfortunately, we do not own the Old Town Hall building and therefore we cannot control when this will be reopened to the public, however we are undertaking work to make sure we are ready to reopen as soon as we possibly can.
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:
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
The Museum is closed following governmental guidance on COVID-19. Please do not attempt to visit the Museum during this time.
Second Floor, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1TP
020 8332 1141