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KS1/2 workshops with the National Archives, Kew

We are delighted to be working with the National Archives to offer schools a full day visit across our two sites!

£3.50 per pupil, available Tuesday to Friday during term times



At the Museum in the morning choose from: Victorian Richmond: The Royal Laundry,  Victorian Richmond: Crime and Punishment, or the Victorian Embroidery – History Craft workshop

At the National Archives: in the Four days’ hard labour workshop, photographs, reports and drawings from our prison records are used to explore the lives of Victorian children who were classed as criminals. Pupils investigate Victorian attitudes to crime and punishment, and explore the cases of children imprisoned at Wandsworth Prison in the mid 19th century. Click here to find out more


World War Two

At the Museum: in the WWII in Richmond 90 minute hands-on workshop our Learning Officer will help your class discover how WWII changed life in Richmond and how people adapted to wartime life. Using objects from the Museum’s handling collection, they will explore rationing, the role of the ARP, local war time documents and have the chance to quiz a local volunteer about what it was like to grow up during WWII. Click here to find out more

At the National Archives: in the Propaganda and the art of war workshop, pupils will explore original propaganda posters, photographs and film to compare their effectiveness in conveying powerful messages to a mass audience. Click here to find out more


Keep up to date with what is going on at the Museum!



Usual opening hours:

Tuesday to Fridays, 11am to 5pm
Saturdays, 10am to 4pm.


We are closed on Sundays and Mondays, including Bank Holidays

We will open at:
– 2pm pm on Friday 17 May
– 1pm on Saturday 18 May
– apologies for any inconvenience!

We will be closed:
– from 2pm on 23 May 2024, as we will be hosting a private event



Every day the Museum is open, we post on our social media accounts – follow us to find out more about our exhibitions, collections and what goes on behind the scenes


Using  objects from the Museum’s handling collection, learn more about the history of the local area and have a go at arts and craft activities!