Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9
Tel: 020 8734 3309
For opening times and information on how to visit,
please see the website.
The Local Studies Collection is an excellent
resource to anyone interested in local history. The
knowledgeable staff will help visitors find their way
through a variety of material, including local maps
from 1635 to date, a unique collection of playbills
for Richmond Theatre, files of local newspapers
form 1854 onwards, records
of locally produced
as a church
of local authors,
annual reports of
the local area from
Victorian times to
present and much
The National Archives
Kew, TW9 4DU
Discover over 1,000 years of history here at The
National Archives - just on your doorstep, with
events, exhibitions, and an expansive collection of
the nation's history.
Step back into 1920s Britain and discover what life
was like with our #20sPeople programme; explore
our exhibition - The 1920s: Beyond the Roar - by
yourself or attend a curator tour, research those
living 100 years ago with free onsite access to the
1921 Census, and take any younger explorers
around the family trail in our grounds. Spend some
time researching in our reading rooms and whilst
onsite, visit our shop filled with unique gifts and
inspiring books, and our fantastic café supplied by
The Original Maids of Honour.
Our online offer is just as just as exciting, with
virtual exhibition tours, gripping audio dramas,
and thought-provoking podcast episodes and blog
articles. Our online events programme is packed
with big names and a wealth of history - from
educational webinars to engaging talks delving into
famous figures, as well as uncovering lesser known
stories from the past.
The Royal British Legion
20 Petersham Road, Richmond, TW10 6UR
Tel: 020 8940 3305
Explore the home of Remembrance in Richmond
as The Poppy Factory marks its centenary in 2022.
Discover the story of the people behind the poppies
at the charity's new visitor centre.
Established in the aftermath of the First World War,
The Poppy Factory developed into a community of
wounded and injured veterans and their families.
Groups can see how veterans still make Royal
and regimental wreaths by hand and have a go at
making a poppy.
Book ahead to enjoy a delicious Factory Tea Break,
served by veteran baristas. Younger visitors can
enjoy a fun and educational exhibition treasure
Today, The Poppy Factory is a national charity
that supports veterans with health conditions
on their journey into all kinds of employment. By
booking a visit, you'll help more veterans to rebuild
their lives. Please check the website for details.
Full disabled access.
Information correct at the time of going to print. Check websites for details.
that The National
Archives holds over
11 million records
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