Museum of Richmond

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Please note: we often have learning workshops booked which start before the Museum opens to the public, which means the exhibition area will not be accessible until 12noon



Detail from the Museum’s plan of the Richmond Workhouse.

23rd September 2017 – 22nd April 2018

The exhibition will look at Richmond from the point of view of the poorer classes. This will include the history of Richmond’s Workhouse, Almshouses and the individuals who worked to alleviate the suffering of the poor and the charities that continue to offer support today. 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, the Richmond Charities and the Barnes Workhouse Fund.






Archaeology: Richmond’s Prehistory

5th May- October 2018

Discover more about the prehistory of the local area through the archaeological finds on display. What do archaeologists do and what stories do these objects tell? This exhibition has something for all ages with great objects and insight for interested adults alongside fun family friendly interactives!


This exhibition is generously supported by the John & Ruth Howard Charitable Trust. 

The Museum has been working with a Youth Panel of local young archaeologists and historians. Click here to find out more about the family resources and activities they have been working on.

The Museum of Richmond’s 30th Anniversary: A Retrospective

October 2018-January 2019

This exhibition celebrates 30 years of the Museum of Richmond, highlighting some of the Museums history. It will also look back at some of the exhibition that have been hosted over the years.

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Tuesday – Friday: 11am to 5pm

Saturday, April to September: 11am to 5pm
Saturday, October to March: 11am to 4pm

Please note: we often have learning workshops which start before the Museum opens to the public, which means the exhibition area will not be accessible until 12noon

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




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