Museum of Richmond

Museum of Richmond

At a glance

Causes

  • Education
  • Museums / heritage

Other details

Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

The Museum of Richmond makes a significant contribution to promoting the rich local heritage to residents and visitors of all ages by its permanent display and changing exhibitions and its educational services both in the Museum and as out-reach.

Activities

The Museum is in the Old town Hall in the centre of Richmond. It is financially supported by the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames for the cost of its premises and, substantially, for the cost of the staff, and by the Richmond Parish Lands Charity's regular grants towards its educational work as well as by active fund-raising, It has two full-time staff - a curator and a learning officer - and is supported by its eminent patrons and its volunteers both on the board and in doing a variety of tasks including running reception, sale of goods and curatorial work. Its range of temporary exhibitions have included the local links to the slave trade, local suffragettes, the lives of people from all walks of life buried in the local cemetery and "1914-18, Richmond at Home and at War" for which it secured an HLF grant of £34,000. Its exciting educational programme for schools and colleges offers a range of interactive historical and cross-curricular taught sessions tailored to the individual needs of each class. Its educational service also provides events for adults, often tied in to the temporary exhibition. A fund-raising appeal in 2008 to mark the 21st anniversary of its opening by HM The Queen to renew and update the Museum has raised £51,000 to date.

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