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Online Talks, 2023

An exciting programme of online talks, exploring local history, our exhibitions and collections.

Only £5 per person. 

Talks start at 7:30pm and last around 45minutes, with 15 minutes for questions at the end of the talk.










Artificial Silk: From Kew to the World

Thursday 29th June, 7:30pm by Zoom

Artificial Silk Advertisement from 1950s

Join our Curator to learn more about a little-known scientific invention of global significance: the development of artificial silk at Kew.

‘Viscose rayon’ remains one of the most widely produced textiles in the world today, and this talk will touch on themes including fashion, environmental sustainability and manufacturing hazards, both current and historical.

Part of the Richmond Arts & Ideas Festival 2023

Richmond Arts and Ideas Festival logo


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!


Usual opening hours: Tuesday to Fridays, 11am to 5pm and Saturdays, 10am to 4pm.

FREE entry!

The Museum will be closed on Saturday 24th June whilst we host our annual Garden Party at Trumpeters’ House. 

Regular workshops for schools, families and adults are held in our temporary exhibition area, during which times it may be too busy to view the current exhibition. Please contact us in advance if you would like to know what activities are planned at the Museum for the day of your visit.


A free exhibition, 27 September 2022 – 31st May 2023

Founded in the aftermath of the First World War as a means to employ disabled ex-servicemen, The Poppy Factory continues to support veterans and produce Remembrance wreaths from its home on Petersham Road today. Discover 100 years of history as we celebrate the Factory’s centenary year.