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that The

National Archives

holds over

11 million records?

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minutes' walk from Kew Gardens station. With

fascinating year-round exhibitions and events, free

family activities, research facilities and beautiful

gardens, The National Archives is the destination

for curious people of all ages.

Free to visit and open to all, there is lots to discover

inside and outside this beautiful brutalist building,

such as trails, talks and tours. Visitors can also

indulge at the café and restaurant which offers

a variety of seasonal meals, snacks and drinks,

before perusing the well-stocked shop for gifts,

inspiring reads and more.

Museum of British Military Music

Kneller Hall, Kneller Road, Twickenham, TW2 7DU

Tel: 020 8744 8679

Web: www.army.mod.uk/music

Admission: Adults £5.00, discounts for groups.

Kneller Hall is the home of the Royal Military

School of Music and Headquarters for the British

Army's Corps of Army Music. Public summer

concerts and other occasional musical events

are held there throughout the year. Built in 1709,

Kneller Hall also houses the Museum of Army

Music with its unique collection of instruments,

uniforms, records, photographs and music going

back 200 years. Whilst Kneller Hall is only open

by appointment, the collection is open to the public

on Thursdays between 10.30am - 12.30pm. For

further details please see the Museum of Army

Music web page.

Local Studies

Old Town Hall, Whittaker Ave, Richmond TW9 1TP

Tel: 020 8734 3309

Open for drop-ins: Tuesday to Friday 1.00pm-6pm;

Alternate Saturdays from 4 January onwards

9.30am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.

Local Studies is also open from 9.30am to 12 noon

Tuesday to Friday by appointment. To book an

appointment, contact Local Studies.

Annual closure for localstudies@richmond.gov.uk>

Web: www.richmond.gov.uk/local_studies_collection

Email: localstudies@richmond.gov.uk

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

from 1854 onwards, records of locally produced

publications such as a church magazines, works

of local authors, annual reports of local societies,

photographs of the local area from Victorian times

to the present and much more.

The National Archives

Kew, TW9 4DU

Tel: 020 8876 3444

Open: Tue & Thurs 9am-7pm, Wed, Fri

& Sat 9am-5pm.

Web: admin@poppyfactory.org.gov.uk/visit" target="_blank" title="Visit www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/visit">www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/visit

Discover over 1,000 years of history just 10

The Royal British Legion

Poppy Factory

20 Petersham Road, Richmond, TW10 6UR

Tel: 020 8940 3305

Web: www.poppyfactory.org

Email: admin@poppyfactory.org

The Poppy Factory is the country's leading

employment charity for veterans with physical

and mental health conditions. It's nationwide

employment service helps hundreds of

unemployed veterans every year find the right jobs

in their own communities, enabling them to thrive in

the civilian workplace, significantly improving their

confidence, health and well-being. A team of 30

veterans and dependents with health challenges

still work year-round at its historic Richmond

factory, producing remembrance products for the

Royal Family and The Royal British Legion's annual

Poppy Appeal.

Popular pre-arranged guided tours of the factory

are closing temporarily from January

2020 until November 2020 due

to refurbishment. Get in touch

to find out if The Poppy

Factory can come to you

during this time or to

arrange a factory tour for

the end of the year.

Full disabled access.

Information correct at the time of going to print. Check websites for details.

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