Museum of Richmond

Events

The Museum of Richmond brings the history of Richmond and the surrounding area to life through exciting and varied events for people of all ages and from all backgrounds. We offer a growing programme of events, tours and talks which can be booked by individuals as well as groups of 10 or more.

Click below to hear more about events at the Museum.

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FEBRUARY 2017

2913_001HALF TERM ACTIVITIES:
THE STAR & GARTER

Tuesday  14th – Friday 17th February 

10am – 12noon
Discover the story of Joseph W Richards, a resident of the Star and Garter (see our current exhibition) and learn how you can make amazing art, without using your hands!

£4 per child payable in cash on the day, booking is essential
email learning@museumofrichmond.com or call 020 8332 1141 to book your place!

 

Richmond_St_Mary_Magdalene's_Church_004_chancel (1)TALK: RICHMOND’S HISTORIC PARISH CHURCH with Paul Velluet
Monday 20th February
7.30pm
Paul Velluet will be talking about Richmond’s historic parish church over the last eight centuries, spanning from its modest origins to its place at the heart of the town today. The talk will also look at the current project of works at the church.
Please note this talk is being held at St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Paradise Road, Richmond TW9 ISN not at the Museum
Tickets: £8 for Supporter, £10 for Standard
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14650540_1232179020137508_3794186908689680589_nRICHMOND MUSEUM POETRY GROUP
Tuesday 21st February
10:30am – 12noon
Poetry readings to be shared. Please bring along poetry that inspires you, or that you have written yourself.
Today’s theme: Valentines
Free entry – just drop in

 

MARCH 2017

14650540_1232179020137508_3794186908689680589_nRICHMOND MUSEUM POETRY GROUP
Tuesday 21st March
10:30am – 12noon
Poetry readings to be shared.Please bring along poetry that inspires you, or that you have written yourself.
Today’s theme: Children’s Literature
Celebrating 20 Years of Harry Potter, 80 Years of the Hobbit
Free entry – just drop in

kew-gardens-pagoda_169RETURN OF THE DRAGONS: THE RESTORATION OF KEW’S GREAT PAGODA
Wednesday 29th March
7:30pm
A talk on the very latest news on the restoration with Lee Prosser, Curator of Historic Buildings at Historic Royal Places.
Please note this talk is being held at St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Paradise Road, Richmond TW9 ISN not at the Museum
Tickets: £8 for Supporter, £10 for Standard
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APRIL 2017

5blog-easter-eggsEASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES:
EASTER EGG FUN

Tuesday 4 to Friday 7 April
10am to 12noon

Have a go at creating your own Easter egg decorations, inspired by those in the Museum’s Collections!
For children aged 5 to 11, who must be accompanied by an adult at all times
£4 per child payable in cash on the day, booking is essential
email learning@museumofrichmond.com or call 020 8332 1141 to book your place!

 

RS&GH Centenary BadgeEASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES:
ROYAL STAR & GARTER CRAFTS

Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 April
10am to 12noon

Be inspired by the handicrafts made by the residents of the Royal Star and Garter, and have a go at making your own!
For children aged 5 to 11, who must be accompanied by an adult at all times
£4 per child payable in cash on the day, booking is essential
email learning@museumofrichmond.com or call 020 8332 1141 to book your place!

 

14650540_1232179020137508_3794186908689680589_nRICHMOND MUSEUM POETRY GROUP
Tuesday 18th April 

10:30am – 12noon
Poetry readings to be shared.Please bring along poetry that inspires you, or that you have written yourself.
Today’s theme: Canada
Celebrating 150 years of Canadian Independence
Free entry – just drop in

 

MAY 2017

StainedGlass_lMAY HALF TERM ACTIVITIES:
HENRY VII’S RICHMOND

Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June
10am to 12noon
Discover how life in Richmond was transformed by the new Tudor King and create your own stained ‘glass’ window inspired by those found at Richmond Palace.
For children aged 5 to 11, who must be accompanied by an adult at all times
£4 per child payable in cash on the day, booking is essential
email learning@museumofrichmond.com or call 020 8332 1141 to book your place!

 

JULY 2017

016SUMMER HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS:
LIFE IN OLD PALACE LANE

25 July to 28 July
10am to 12noon
Discover more about the people who lived and worked in Old Palace Lane and have a go at crafts from the past! This week: the Tudors
For children aged 5 to 11, who must be accompanied by an adult at all times
£4 per child payable in cash on the day, booking is essential
email learning@museumofrichmond.com or call 020 8332 1141 to book your place!

 

AUGUST 2017

025BRONZE ARTS AWARD
SUMMER SCHOOLS

Tuesday 1 August to Friday 4 August
9.30am to 4.30pm
Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that supports young people to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form.  This summer at the Museum of Richmond, we will be running Bronze Arts Award. The 4-day long summer schools are for young people aged 11 and over, as this level of Arts Award is a Level 1 Award (equivalent to a GCSE, grade D to G). During the week, the young people will be exploring the Old Palace Lane exhibition and creating their own artist responses to what they discover. Their work will then be part of a unique exhibition, which they will curate and will remain on display at the Museum.
£95 per child, which includes all materials needed, but please bring your own lunch
Places are limited – email learning@museumofrichmond.com or call 020 8332 1141 to book your place!

 

023SUMMER HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS:
LIFE IN OLD PALACE LANE
8 August to 11 August
10am to 12noon
Discover more about the people who lived and worked in Old Palace Lane and have a go at crafts from the past! This week: the Georgians
For children aged 5 to 11, who must be accompanied by an adult at all times
£4 per child payable in cash on the day, booking is essential
email learning@museumofrichmond.com or call 020 8332 1141 to book your place!


014BRONZE ARTS AWARD
SUMMER SCHOOLS

Tuesday 15 August to Friday 18 August
9.30am to 4.30pm
Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that supports young people to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form.  This summer at the Museum of Richmond, we will be running Bronze Arts Award. The 4-day long summer schools are for young people aged 11 and over, as this level of Arts Award is a Level 1 Award (equivalent to a GCSE, grade D to G). During the week, the young people will be exploring the Old Palace Lane exhibition and creating their own artist responses to what they discover. Their work will then be part of a unique exhibition, which they will curate and will remain on display at the Museum.

£95 per child, which includes all materials needed, but please bring your own lunch
Places are limited – email learning@museumofrichmond.com or call 020 8332 1141 to book your place!

 

016SUMMER HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS:
LIFE IN OLD PALACE LANE
22 to 25 August
10am to 12noon
Discover more about the people who lived and worked in Old Palace Lane and have a go at crafts from the past! This week: the Victorians
For children aged 5 to 11, who must be accompanied by an adult at all times
£4 per child payable in cash on the day, booking is essential
email learning@museumofrichmond.com or call 020 8332 1141 to book your place!

 

OCTOBER 2017

DSC_5426HALF TERM WORKSHOP:
POVERTY IN VICTORIAN RICHMOND
Tuesday 24 to Friday 27 October
10am to 12noon
Discovery how the poor in Victorian Richmond would make do and mend and create your own replicas to take home.
For children aged 5 to 11, who must be accompanied by an adult at all times
£4 per child payable in cash on the day, booking is essential
email learning@museumofrichmond.com or call 020 8332 1141 to book your place!

 

DECEMBER 2017

014CHRISTMAS WORKSHOPS:
A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS

Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 December
10am to 12noon

Discover how the Victorians re-invested the festive season – have a go at playing Victorian parlour games and making some delightful Victorian Christmas Crafts
For children aged 5 to 11, who must be accompanied by an adult at all times
£4 per child, payable in cash on the day, booking is essential
email learning@museumofrichmond.com or call 020 8332 1141 to book your place!

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WE ARE OPEN

11am – 5pm Tuesday – Friday

11am – 4pm Saturday

Closed Sunday and Monday and on public holidays, including Easter Saturday.

FREE ADMISSION

Tel. 020 8332 1141
Email. info@museumofrichmond.com
Address: 2nd Floor, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1TP

 

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CHAIRMAN VACANCY

Following the sudden death of our Chair, Sir David Bostock, the Museum of Richmond is looking for a new Chair to lead the Museum in its next phase of development.

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