The King’s Observatory
13 February - 18 September 2021
Discover the fascinating story of the King’s Observatory, a hub for scientific research in Richmond for over 200 years. Explore the legacy of this amazing building and learn about the impact it had on the science we use today, from astronomy to timekeeping to predicting the weather!
Extended version available online from 13 February 2021!
‘Lockdown Richmond’ Commemorative Quilt
From 15 December 2020
In March 2020, we experienced the first national lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19. In response to the complex challenges and emotions raised during this time, the residents of London Borough of Richmond upon Thames created squares for a unique memorial quilt, which will be on display at the Museum of Richmond from Tuesday 15 December.
Due to the Museum’s closure, we have created a virtual display of the quilt that you can access here.
Why not take a look (or listen!) at the online resources that the Museum of Richmond has to offer!
- Discover local places and objects from our collections with our audio tours
- Listen to a fascinating talk by Rose Barling on Betty Nuthall, Richmond’s tennis star!
- Experience a virtual version of our temporary exhibition ‘Queen’s Road: 500 Years of History‘
- Try a new craft by following along with our how-to videos on our YouTube channel
- Download our Family Activity packs with all sorts of fun things to try!
- Search our online catalogue and find your new favourite object!
Many of our resources are available for free, however if you would like to make a donation to the Museum of Richmond you can do so by clicking below:
Lockdown Memories Project
We are looking for residents of the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames to contribute to our COVID-19 Memory collection project, which will document the experiences and images of the restrictions implemented in the UK in 2020 and beyond. Through this project we aim to record information about how the lockdowns and increased restrictions have affected residents, so that these memories, experiences and images are preserved for future generations.
If you are interested in taking part in this project, please complete and return the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org:
PLEASE NOTE consent forms are mandatory for us to be able to accept your submission to the project. If you have any questions about the form, please contact us at email@example.com.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions in place in London, the Museum is closed to the public.
However we are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the Museum from the 18 May!
HOW TO GET HERE
Unfortunately the Museum is currently closed to the public to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. Please do not travel to the Museum at this time, as we will not be able to admit any visitors.
2nd Floor, Old Town Hall, Whittaker
Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1TP
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