Museum of Richmond

Families

The Museum of Richmond offers family workshops during school holidays and half term breaks. These provide families with the opportunity to learn more about the history of the local area while enjoying hands on, arts and craft activities.

Booking is essential for all workshops and children must be accompanied by an adult.
The charge is £4 per child  (plus booking fee)
Workshops run from 10am-12noon and are aimed at children aged 5-11 years old.

Click on the links below to book and pay online

Please email learning@museumofrichmond.com or call 020 8332 1141 if you have any questions


 

020October Half Term 2017:
Poverty in Victorian Richmond
Tuesday 24 to Friday 27 October
Discovery how the poor in Victorian Richmond would make do and mend and create your own replicas to take home.
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016Christmas 2017:
Victorian Christmas
Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 December
Discover how the Victorians re-invested the festive season – have a go at playing Victorian parlour games and making some delightful Victorian Christmas Crafts
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FEBRUARY HALF TERM
Victorian Decoupage
Tuesday 13 February to Friday 16 February
Discover more about the delightful craft of decoupage and create your own example to take home.

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EASTER HOLIDAYS
Prehistoric Arts and Crafts: Stone Age Jewellery
Tuesday 3 to Friday 6 April, 10am to 12noon
Discover more about life in early Britain. Each workshop starts with a short hands on introduction about how people lived in the past, using the Museum’s handling collection and concludes with making your own replicas to take home.

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EASTER HOLIDAYS
Prehistoric Arts and Crafts: Bronze Age Beakers
Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 April
Discover more about life in early Britain. Each workshop starts with a short hands on introduction about how people lived in the past, using the Museum’s handling collection and concludes with making your own replicas to take home.

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MAY HALF TERM WORKSHOPS FOR FAMILIES
Archaeology: A Murder Mystery!
Tuesday 29 May to Friday 1 June, 10am to 12noon
A body has been discovered! We need your help to finish the archaeological dig and uncover the story of the person buried long ago…

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SUMMER HOLIDAYS
Prehistoric Arts and Crafts: Roman Mosaics
Tuesday 24 July to Friday 27 July
Discover more about life in early Britain. Each workshop starts with a short hands on introduction about how people lived in the past, using the Museum’s handling collection and concludes with making your own replicas to take home.

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ARCHAEOLOGY SUMMER SCHOOL
Monday 30 July to Friday 3 August, 9.30am to 4:30pm

Five days of fun art activities exploring the Museum’s Archaeology exhibition and taking a closer look at arts and craft in Britain before the Norman conquest of 1066.

Activities will include:

  • Looking at how archaeology helps us piece together the stories of the past
  • Looking at pre-historical crafts including Stone Age Jewellery, Bronze Age Beakers, Roman Mosaics, Anglo Saxon braiding and embroidery, and Viking Runes.
  • Curating an exhibition of their work which will remain on display at the Museum, for the duration of the Archaeology exhibition.
  • Creating a log book, which on assessment will earn them a Bronze Arts Award which is equivalent to a GSCE!

For students age 11 and above—£150 per student  (plus booking fee)
All materials included, but please bring your own lunch
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SUMMER HOLIDAYS
Prehistoric Arts and Crafts: Anglo Saxons, Weaving and Braiding
Tuesday 7 August to Friday 10 August
Discover more about life in early Britain. Each workshop starts with a short hands on introduction about how people lived in the past, using the Museum’s handling collection and concludes with making your own replicas to take home.

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ARCHAEOLOGY SUMMER SCHOOL
Monday 13 August to Friday 17 August, 9.30am to 4:30pm

Five days of fun art activities exploring the Museum’s Archaeology exhibition and taking a closer look at arts and craft in Britain before the Norman conquest of 1066.

Activities will include:

  • Looking at how archaeology helps us piece together the stories of the past
  • Looking at pre-historical crafts including Stone Age Jewellery, Bronze Age Beakers, Roman Mosaics, Anglo Saxon braiding and embroidery, and Viking Runes.
  • Curating an exhibition of their work which will remain on display at the Museum, for the duration of the Archaeology exhibition.
  • Creating a log book, which on assessment will earn them a Bronze Arts Award which is equivalent to a GSCE!

For students age 11 and above—£150 per student  (plus booking fee)
All materials included, but please bring your own lunch
BOOK NOW

 

 

SUMMER HOLIDAYS
Prehistoric Arts and Crafts: Viking Runes
Tuesday 21 August to Friday 24 August
Discover more about life in early Britain. Each workshop starts with a short hands on introduction about how people lived in the past, using the Museum’s handling collection and concludes with making your own replicas to take home.

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OCTOBER HALF TERM WORKSHOPS FOR FAMILIES
The Ghosts of Richmond Palace
Tuesday 23 October to Friday 26 October
Learn about the tales of Richmond’s royal ghosts and design a Gothic Richmond Palace, full of hidden spooks and ghouls!

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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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