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The Museum of  Richmond regularly holds events linked to exhibitions, local history topics, guest speakers and fundraising events.

To find out more about upcoming events visit our What’s On Page

Trumpeters’ House Garden Party 2022

25 June 2022, 2pm to 5pm

Trumpeters’ House, Old Palace Yard, Richmond, TW9 1PD

Saturday 25 June, 2pm to 5pm

We welcomed guests to the beautiful gardens of Trumpeters’ House, to enjoy cake, tea and wine whilst being entertained by the Barnes Concert Band.

Thank you very much to the owners of Trumpeters’ House for their support of the Museum and enabling us to run this fantastic event again. We were delighted that tickets were SOLD OUT for another year running!

 

Swords Reluctant

Tuesday 24 May 2022

Swords Reluctant: Max Pemberton, Max Waechter and the European Unity League
A talk by Professor Ulrich Tiedau, University College London

Tuesday 24 May 2022

The European Unity League was created by Richmond resident Sir Max Waechter, who spent years touring Europe trying to bring the organisation to life. This talk focused on Sir Max Pemberton’s 1912 novel War and the Woman, also known as Swords Reluctant – a little known aspect of the League’s publicity campaign,  and explored Pemberton’s semi-fictitious account of the League, what it can reveal about its significance, and assess the novel as an artefact in its own right.

 

Curator’s Choice Tours

Every Saturday in March 2022

Visitors were able to join the Museum Team each Saturday in March  2022 to learn more about the stories behind some of their favourite objects on display. Each member of staff chose a selection of interesting items, so every tour was different!

 

Nature’s Palette by Patrick Baty

1 February 2022, 7:30pm

Due to popular demand, we streamed the recording of the talk, via Zoom, for only £5 per person

An expert on the paint and colours of the past four centuries, Patrick Baty works with homeowners, estates, museums, public bodies and institutions, to reinstate interiors of the past, or to create a scheme sympathetic with the aims of a space and its current and future use. In this talk highlighting his book, Nature’s Palette, Baty shares how his work helped to develop this technicolour trove building on Patrick Syme’s edition of Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours which attempted to establish a universal colour reference system to help identify, classify and represent species from the natural world for the first time back in 1841.

Curator’s Tours – Curator’s Choice!

August 2021

Join the Museum Team at 2pm each Wednesday and Saturday in August, and explore the stories behind their favourite objects. Each member of staff will be choosing their favourite objects, so each tour will be different!

The plan is as follows, but may be subject to change:
4 August – Genevieve
7 August – Laura
11 August – Genevieve
14 August – Vicky
18 August – Genevieve
21 August – Genevieve
25 August – Genevieve
28 August – Vicky

FREE  – just head to the Museum’s reception at 2pm!

Nature’s Palette by Patrick Baty

16 November 2021

An expert on the paint and colours of the past four centuries, Patrick Baty works with homeowners, estates, museums, public bodies and institutions, to reinstate interiors of the past, or to create a scheme sympathetic with the aims of a space and its current and future use.

In this talk highlighting his book, Nature’s Palette, Baty shared how his work helped to develop this technicolour trove building on Patrick Syme’s edition of Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours which attempted to establish a universal colour reference system to help identify, classify and represent species from the natural world for the first time back in 1841.

 

Part of the Richmond Literature Festival – click here to discover more amazing events around the Borough

Trumpeters’ House Garden Party

18 September 2021, 2pm to 5pm

Trumpeters’ House Garden Party

Trumpeters’ House, Old Palace Yard, Richmond, TW9 1PD

At this SOLD OUT event, we relaxed in the beautiful gardens of Trumpeters’ House, enjoying cake, tea and wine whilst being entertained by the Barnes Concert Band. 

Thank you very much to the owners of Trumpeters’ House for their support of the Museum and enabling us to run this fantastic event.

Hopefully we will return next year –  join our mailing list to be kept up to date

Coffee and Crafting

Dates throughout the Autumn

Have the Lockdowns inspired you to try a new craft, but you are not sure where to start?

Do online videos lack the personal touch for you?

Then join the team at the Museum of Richmond and Works of Love for some FREE crafting workshops for adults at the Museum!

Each month we will be exploring the story behind a beautifully crafted object in the Museum’s collection, then the friendly and experienced Works of Love Team will show you how to start your own projects, including embroidery and patchwork.

You will even be given a FREE goody bag of materials to help you continue crafting at home, as well as tea, coffee and snacks during a chance to chat with like minded crafters.

Workshops are held at the Museum, between 1pm to 3pm on the following dates:

Wednesday 8 and Saturday 11 September 2021: we will be looking at an exquisite Georgian embroidered waistcoat  and having a go at creating our own embroidery designs.

Wednesday 6 and Saturday 9 October 2021: we will be looking at a fantastic WWII era Patchwork dress and having a go at creating our own English Paper Piecing Patchwork designs.

Wednesday 3 and Saturday 6 November 2021: using a 200 year old sampler from the Museum’s collection as inspiration, we will create our own samplers on aida fabric.

Wednesday 1 and Saturday 4 December 2021: In 2020 the residents of Richmond recorded their experiences of Lockdown by creating a Quilt. In this workshop we will begin work on our own Quilt Squares, looking at the skills of embroidery and applique

Due to the populairty of these workshops – we are running them  again in 2022! Click here to find out more and to book

Generously supported by Richmond Parish Lands Charity

 

Foreshore Finds

Saturday 25 September 2021

Try your hand at archaeology! Discover foreshore finds from the Thames and learn about mudlarking and river archaeology with the friendly Museum team.

Sift through a sandpit and discover real foreshore finds! Led by our Museum expert, children and accompanying adults will have opportunity to handle intriguing museum objects found nearby in the river Thames and try out their archaeological skills. See related river-finds from the Museum’s own collection – including coins, a mace head; even a fossilised mammoth’s tooth – and learn about their fascinating history. A family-friendly activity suitable for all ages.

A free accompanying video ‘tour’ of foreshore finds and related objects will be available in September

Sessions run at 11am to 12noon, 1pm to 2pm and 3pm to 4pm

Click here to book your FREE tickets

Part of the Totally Thames Festival 2021

 

 

Curator’s Tours – The King’s Observatory

October 2021

In these FREE tours, we explored some of the stories behind objects related to the King’s Observatory both in the exhibition and in the Museum’s displays.

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