The Royal Star & Garter: 100 Years of Care
5th Nov 2016 – 29th April 2017
This exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Royal Star & Garter Homes (established in Richmond, 1916). It demonstrates the rich history of the Homes and the care and commitment they provided, and continue to provide, to the nation’s ex-servicemen and women. The display will take a glimpse into the varied day-to-day life at the Homes, the Charity’s connections with Paralympic sport and its relationships with the Royal Family.
This exhibition forms part of The Royal Star & Garter Homes’ centenary project which has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Old Palace Lane
6th May – 16th Sept 2017
The subject of this exhibition is arguably the most historic street in Richmond; Old Palace Lane. Its varied history can almost be viewed as a history of Richmond in microcosm. Its story goes back to the medieval period, when a crane wharf was first installed where the lane meets the Thames. Since then, many different developments have occurred on the lane in terms of its industry, infrastructure and social changes.
For extra content related to this exhibition, including details on the Old Palace Lane audio guide, please go here.
23rd Sept 2017 – 22nd April 2018
The exhibition will look at Richmond during the period 1600-1948, from the point of view of the poorer classes. This will include the history of Richmond’s Workhouse, Almshouses and the effects of the Poor Laws. As well as telling the story of an often overlooked class of people, the exhibition will look at individual people and their experiences of poverty.
This exhibition will be be based upon a new publication from Richmond Local History Society and has kindly been funded by the Richmond Parish Lands Charity and the Richmond Charities.
In 2018, we are planning an exciting Exhibition on Archaeology found in the area. We are currently looking at funding and sponsorship for this exhibition, so please get in touch if you would be interested in supporting us!
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