OT50: Fifty Years of the Orange Tree Theatre
15 December 2021 – 10 September 2022
From a room above the Orange Tree Public House to an award-winning independent theatre, discover the extraordinary history of the Orange Tree Theatre as it celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Hear from twenty inspirational people – writers, directors, actors, staff and more – with whom the Museum conducted oral history interviews, and listen to their stories from behind-the-scenes of London’s only permanent theatre in the round. A selection of objects on display in the exhibition tell the history of this critically-acclaimed theatre and its connection with Richmond’s rich theatrical past.
The King's Observatory: Richmond's Science Story
February to November 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!
Richmond Lockdown Quilt
December 2020 to December 2021
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.
Christmas Card Collection
The Museum has over 40 different Christmas cards in our collection so we wanted to give you an opportunity to see them digitally.
Many are over 100 years old and have taken very different forms than those we are used to today.
Queen's Road: 500 Years of History
1 February 2020 – 30 January 2021
Explore 500 years of history on a single road in Richmond. From farmland owned by Tudor courtiers to the site of modern social housing, Queen’s Road offers a glimpse into the ways society was changing in Richmond.
Usual opening hours: Tuesday to Fridays, 11am to 5pm and Saturdays, 10am to 4pm. FREE entry!
Closure Dates: Saturday 30 September to Saturday 7 October inclusive due to building works to replace the lift in the Old Town Hall.
Limited Access Period: There will be no lift access to the Museum from Tuesday 10th October to Saturday 9th December inclusive. The Museum will be open as usual during this time but access will be via the stairs only. This is while a new lift is being installed.
We apologise for the inconvenience.