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Mammoths, Mansions and Medals Audio Tour

September 2020

The Museum of Richmond is joining Totally Thames 2020 virtually this year!

Try out our audio tour exploring the objects from our collection that relate directly to the river; walk along the beautiful Richmond riverbank or listen from the comfort of home, and find out how our collection reveals the importance of the Thames to Richmond!

Click here to find our audio tour

You can find more virtual and in-person Totally Thames events on their website.

Betty Nuthall: Richmond’s Queen of the Court

Discover the story of Betty Nuthall, Richmond’s very own tennis star!

In this online talk, Rose Barling explores the fascinating story of Richmond’s ‘forgotten’ celebrity Betty Nuthall. From a family of Richmond hoteliers, Betty became famous for her skills on the tennis court and went on to become an international celebrity of the 1920s and 1930s.

A recording of the talk can be found here.

This talk is available for free, however if you would like to make a donation to the Museum of Richmond you can do so by clicking below:

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THE MUSEUM IS OPEN!

Tuesday 11 August

We have been busy making plans to ensure we can safely welcome visitors back to the Museum of Richmond and we are delighted to announce that we are officially open! This will be for visitors with pre-booked tickets only, which can be booked online:

BOOK TICKETS HERE

 

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.

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 info@museumofrichmond.com:

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 info@museumofrichmond.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 this Summer? 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 email learning@museumofrichmond.com

Cost: £12

Ghosts of Richmond Palace & Stained Glass Windows

Tuesday 27th October to Friday 30th October 11am to 11.45am

In this workshop, discover the ghostly goings on in the remains of Richmond Palace and make your own stained glass windows to help decorate your home this Halloween!

 

VISIT

THE MUSEUM IS OPEN!

We are delighted to announce that the Museum of Richmond is now officially open to the public! Visitors will need to pre-book tickets before coming to the Museum, which you can do by clicking the link below:

BOOK TICKETS HERE

Please note that face coverings are mandatory inside museums so we will require visitors aged 11 or over to wear face coverings during their visit.

The only public toilet is accessed from outside the building so it may be easiest to access this at the start or end of your visit.

For more information about the steps we are taking to keep you safe as we reopen, please read our COVID-19 risk assessment.

For more information on how your visit will run, please read our ‘What to Expect on Your Visit’ document.

Price

Free Admission

Find us

2nd Floor, Old Town Hall, Whittaker
Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1TP
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HOW TO GET HERE

Please be aware that the only available public toilet is accessed from outside the building so it may be easiest to access this at the start or end of your visit.

The Museum is open to visitors with pre-booked tickets only. Please book a ticket before visiting the Museum as we cannot guarantee there will be availability on the door.

Second Floor, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1TP
020 8332 1141
info@museumofrichmond.com

 

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