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Richmond's Museum

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Open Tuesday to Friday 11am to 5pm, Saturday, 10am to 4pm Richmond Museum is a local history museum that tells the story of the history of Richmond and houses its artefacts.

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We hope you have enjoyed this week's #TrumpetersTreasures and we look forward to seeing you at the Garden Party Tomorrow...
17/09/2021

We hope you have enjoyed this week's #TrumpetersTreasures and we look forward to seeing you at the Garden Party Tomorrow! 😊

Amazingly we have now sold out of tickets, so we are afraid that we will not be selling tickets on the door.
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#gardenparty #richmond #teaandcake #prayforsunshine #prayitdoesntrain

We hope you have enjoyed this week's #TrumpetersTreasures and we look forward to seeing you at the Garden Party Tomorrow! 😊

Amazingly we have now sold out of tickets, so we are afraid that we will not be selling tickets on the door.
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#gardenparty #richmond #teaandcake #prayforsunshine #prayitdoesntrain

As part of the countdown to this week's Garden Party at Trumpeters' House, we thought we would highlight some of the #Tr...
17/09/2021

As part of the countdown to this week's Garden Party at Trumpeters' House, we thought we would highlight some of the #TrumpetersTreasures we have in the Museum's collection and displays.⁠
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Our final Treasure, may not look like treasure, but really is something quite special. These well worn shoes were found in the loft during some building works. Well-worn shoes were often placed in buildings to ward off evil. They would be put in the perceived weak spots of the building - like such as chimneys, walls and roofs. The theory was that as shoes retained the essence of the wearer (since a well-worn shoe would keep the shape of the foot even when not worn) and by putting shoes that still had this β€˜essence’ in these parts of the house, anything evil trying to get in would mistake the shoes for the person and attack them instead. Since these shoes were dated to mid-18th century it is likely they were concealed during an extension of the house in the 1740s. These two were kindly donated to the Museum, but a third was kept in the loft of Trumpeter’s House, just in case!
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#localhistory #localmuseum #gardenparty #museumtreasures #tudorhistory #richmondhistory #witchcraft #magic #howtowardoffevil

As part of the countdown to this week's Garden Party at Trumpeters' House, we thought we would highlight some of the #TrumpetersTreasures we have in the Museum's collection and displays.⁠
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Our final Treasure, may not look like treasure, but really is something quite special. These well worn shoes were found in the loft during some building works. Well-worn shoes were often placed in buildings to ward off evil. They would be put in the perceived weak spots of the building - like such as chimneys, walls and roofs. The theory was that as shoes retained the essence of the wearer (since a well-worn shoe would keep the shape of the foot even when not worn) and by putting shoes that still had this β€˜essence’ in these parts of the house, anything evil trying to get in would mistake the shoes for the person and attack them instead. Since these shoes were dated to mid-18th century it is likely they were concealed during an extension of the house in the 1740s. These two were kindly donated to the Museum, but a third was kept in the loft of Trumpeter’s House, just in case!
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#localhistory #localmuseum #gardenparty #museumtreasures #tudorhistory #richmondhistory #witchcraft #magic #howtowardoffevil

As part of the countdown to this week's Garden Party at Trumpeters' House, we thought we would highlight some of the #Tr...
16/09/2021

As part of the countdown to this week's Garden Party at Trumpeters' House, we thought we would highlight some of the #TrumpetersTreasures we have in the Museum's collection and displays.⁠
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Today we are focusing on this rather lovely pen and wash drawing by Augustin Heckel, dated 1767. As Trumpeters' House was built in around 1703, if you peer through the Gate House, you can see what it looked like around 250years ago.

This drawing is actually one half of a pair - the other shows a view of the Gatehouse, from standing in front of Trumpeters' House. The Museum received both of these drawings are part of a generous bequest from John Cloake, local historian and one of the Museum's founders.
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#localhistory #localmuseum #gardenparty #museumtreasures #tudorhistory #richmondhistory

As part of the countdown to this week's Garden Party at Trumpeters' House, we thought we would highlight some of the #TrumpetersTreasures we have in the Museum's collection and displays.⁠
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Today we are focusing on this rather lovely pen and wash drawing by Augustin Heckel, dated 1767. As Trumpeters' House was built in around 1703, if you peer through the Gate House, you can see what it looked like around 250years ago.

This drawing is actually one half of a pair - the other shows a view of the Gatehouse, from standing in front of Trumpeters' House. The Museum received both of these drawings are part of a generous bequest from John Cloake, local historian and one of the Museum's founders.
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#localhistory #localmuseum #gardenparty #museumtreasures #tudorhistory #richmondhistory

As part of the countdown to this week's Garden Party at Trumpeters' House, we thought we would highlight some of the #Tr...
15/09/2021

As part of the countdown to this week's Garden Party at Trumpeters' House, we thought we would highlight some of the #TrumpetersTreasures we have in the Museum's collection and displays.⁠
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Today's we are focusing on the model reconstruction we have of Richmond Palace, as sadly very little of it survives. Trumpeters' House is named after the Trumpeter statues which stood by the Middle Gate of the Palace, where the house now stands. The original statues are still in the garden of the house and visitors will get to see them at the Garden Party on Saturday.
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#localhistory #localmuseum #gardenparty #museumtreasures #tudorhistory #richmondhistory

As part of the countdown to this week's Garden Party at Trumpeters' House, we thought we would highlight some of the #TrumpetersTreasures we have in the Museum's collection and displays.⁠
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Today's we are focusing on the model reconstruction we have of Richmond Palace, as sadly very little of it survives. Trumpeters' House is named after the Trumpeter statues which stood by the Middle Gate of the Palace, where the house now stands. The original statues are still in the garden of the house and visitors will get to see them at the Garden Party on Saturday.
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#localhistory #localmuseum #gardenparty #museumtreasures #tudorhistory #richmondhistory

As part of the countdown to this week's Garden Party at Trumpeters' House, we thought we would highlight some of the #Tr...
14/09/2021

As part of the countdown to this week's Garden Party at Trumpeters' House, we thought we would highlight some of the #TrumpetersTreasures we have in the Museum's collection and displays.

Today's object is this rather lovely piece of moulded terracotta that was discovered in the garden at Trumpeters' House during a Time Team dig in 1997! It really gives you an idea of the opulence and grandeur lavished on Henry VII's show palace at Richmond.
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#localhistory #localmuseum #gardenparty #museumtreasures #tudorhistory #richmondhistory

As part of the countdown to this week's Garden Party at Trumpeters' House, we thought we would highlight some of the #TrumpetersTreasures we have in the Museum's collection and displays.

Today's object is this rather lovely piece of moulded terracotta that was discovered in the garden at Trumpeters' House during a Time Team dig in 1997! It really gives you an idea of the opulence and grandeur lavished on Henry VII's show palace at Richmond.
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#localhistory #localmuseum #gardenparty #museumtreasures #tudorhistory #richmondhistory

We were delighted to be joined by @JuliePeasgood at #HamFair on Saturday, who officially opened the show! Thanks to all ...
13/09/2021

We were delighted to be joined by @JuliePeasgood at #HamFair on Saturday, who officially opened the show! Thanks to all those who dropped by to learn more about the Museum and do some free children's activities πŸ–ΌοΈπŸŽ¨

We were delighted to be joined by @JuliePeasgood at #HamFair on Saturday, who officially opened the show! Thanks to all those who dropped by to learn more about the Museum and do some free children's activities πŸ–ΌοΈπŸŽ¨

Wow it has been a busy week this week, what with all of the workshops, school groups and going to fairs! No rest for the...
11/09/2021

Wow it has been a busy week this week, what with all of the workshops, school groups and going to fairs! No rest for the wicked though as next weekend is our Garden Party at Trumpeters' House! We can't wait to chill out with some tea and cake whilst listening to the fabulous Barnes Concert Band πŸ™Œ

There is still time to get your tickets - just follow the link to book: https://museum-of-richmond.arttickets.org.uk/the-museum-of-richmond/2021-09-18-trumpeters-house-garden-party
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#gardenparty #teanadcake #trumpetershouse #richmondhistory #tudorhistory #relaxandunwind #BarnesConcertBand

Wow it has been a busy week this week, what with all of the workshops, school groups and going to fairs! No rest for the wicked though as next weekend is our Garden Party at Trumpeters' House! We can't wait to chill out with some tea and cake whilst listening to the fabulous Barnes Concert Band πŸ™Œ

There is still time to get your tickets - just follow the link to book: https://museum-of-richmond.arttickets.org.uk/the-museum-of-richmond/2021-09-18-trumpeters-house-garden-party
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#gardenparty #teanadcake #trumpetershouse #richmondhistory #tudorhistory #relaxandunwind #BarnesConcertBand

We have a busy weekend ahead of us! Not only will the Museum be at Ham Fair with Museum goodies and crafts, we will also...
10/09/2021

We have a busy weekend ahead of us! Not only will the Museum be at Ham Fair with Museum goodies and crafts, we will also be running our second coffee and crochet workshop for adults! Hopefully we will see you at the fair or the workshop, or both! 😊
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#busyweekend #hamfair #coffeeandcrafting #freeworkshop #museumontour

We have a busy weekend ahead of us! Not only will the Museum be at Ham Fair with Museum goodies and crafts, we will also be running our second coffee and crochet workshop for adults! Hopefully we will see you at the fair or the workshop, or both! 😊
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#busyweekend #hamfair #coffeeandcrafting #freeworkshop #museumontour

Roll up, roll up! This is your opportunity to visit George III's beautiful observatory in the Old Deer Park - usually cl...
09/09/2021

Roll up, roll up! This is your opportunity to visit George III's beautiful observatory in the Old Deer Park - usually closed to the public - which is opening for special guided tours in October and November πŸ’«πŸŒŸ

Get your tickets quick (and drop by our free exhibition whilst you're at it): https://www.visit.kingsobservatory.co.uk/

#RichmondHistory @visitrichmond

Roll up, roll up! This is your opportunity to visit George III's beautiful observatory in the Old Deer Park - usually closed to the public - which is opening for special guided tours in October and November πŸ’«πŸŒŸ

Get your tickets quick (and drop by our free exhibition whilst you're at it): https://www.visit.kingsobservatory.co.uk/

#RichmondHistory @visitrichmond

Have you visited the Museum's exhibition on the King's Observatory yet? Well, next month, we will be running more Curato...
08/09/2021

Have you visited the Museum's exhibition on the King's Observatory yet? Well, next month, we will be running more Curator's Tours, this time focusing on the amazing objects and stories in the exhibition. No need to book and the tours are free - just head to the Museum's reception at 2pm each Wednesday and Saturday in October (12noon on 6 and 9 October)
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#curatorstour #richmondhistory #localmuseum #free #kingsobservatory

Have you visited the Museum's exhibition on the King's Observatory yet? Well, next month, we will be running more Curator's Tours, this time focusing on the amazing objects and stories in the exhibition. No need to book and the tours are free - just head to the Museum's reception at 2pm each Wednesday and Saturday in October (12noon on 6 and 9 October)
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#curatorstour #richmondhistory #localmuseum #free #kingsobservatory

Did you know that the Museum has a Friends group? It is a great way of supporting the Museum, keeping up to date with wh...
07/09/2021

Did you know that the Museum has a Friends group? It is a great way of supporting the Museum, keeping up to date with what is going on with a quarterly newsletter, and getting discounts and invites to special events!

Head to our website to find out more https://www.museumofrichmond.com/get-involved/become-a-friend/
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#supportyourlocalmuseum #friends #museumfriends #specialoffers #specialevents

Did you know that the Museum has a Friends group? It is a great way of supporting the Museum, keeping up to date with what is going on with a quarterly newsletter, and getting discounts and invites to special events!

Head to our website to find out more https://www.museumofrichmond.com/get-involved/become-a-friend/
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#supportyourlocalmuseum #friends #museumfriends #specialoffers #specialevents

So excited for this week's Coffee and Crafting workshops! πŸ™Œ We have been having a lovely time assembling the goody bags ...
06/09/2021

So excited for this week's Coffee and Crafting workshops! πŸ™Œ We have been having a lovely time assembling the goody bags for this week's embroidery workshop. Have a look at the image and see all of the lovely crafting goodness you get for free, thanks to the generosity of Richmond Parish Lands Charity! Join us and the lovely ladies from Works of Love and have a go at this addictive but mindful craft, and enjoy a cuppa and a biscuit. Pop along to https://museum-of-richmond.arttickets.org.uk/the-museum-of-richmond/2021-09-08-coffee-and-crafting to book your tickets for this Wednesday or Saturday, 1pm to 3pm at the Museum πŸ§΅β˜•
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#coffeeandcrafting #mindful #relaxing #embroidery #freeworkshop #teaandbiscuits

So excited for this week's Coffee and Crafting workshops! πŸ™Œ We have been having a lovely time assembling the goody bags for this week's embroidery workshop. Have a look at the image and see all of the lovely crafting goodness you get for free, thanks to the generosity of Richmond Parish Lands Charity! Join us and the lovely ladies from Works of Love and have a go at this addictive but mindful craft, and enjoy a cuppa and a biscuit. Pop along to https://museum-of-richmond.arttickets.org.uk/the-museum-of-richmond/2021-09-08-coffee-and-crafting to book your tickets for this Wednesday or Saturday, 1pm to 3pm at the Museum πŸ§΅β˜•
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#coffeeandcrafting #mindful #relaxing #embroidery #freeworkshop #teaandbiscuits

Only 2 weeks to go until our annual Garden Party hosted at Trumpeters' House! There are still tickets available: Adults ...
04/09/2021

Only 2 weeks to go until our annual Garden Party hosted at Trumpeters' House!

There are still tickets available: Adults - Β£10, Children (5-17) - Β£5, Under 5s - Free. Ticket price includes a glass of wine or a soft drink, tea, cake and the chance to bask in the beauty of the house's gardens β˜€οΈπŸŒ»

Click here to book: https://museum-of-richmond.arttickets.org.uk/

Only 2 weeks to go until our annual Garden Party hosted at Trumpeters' House!

There are still tickets available: Adults - Β£10, Children (5-17) - Β£5, Under 5s - Free. Ticket price includes a glass of wine or a soft drink, tea, cake and the chance to bask in the beauty of the house's gardens β˜€οΈπŸŒ»

Click here to book: https://museum-of-richmond.arttickets.org.uk/

πŸŽ‰ The Orange Tree Theatre is turning 50 and the Museum is holding a special anniversary exhibition from December πŸŽ‰β β Plea...
03/09/2021

πŸŽ‰ The Orange Tree Theatre is turning 50 and the Museum is holding a special anniversary exhibition from December πŸŽ‰β 
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Please get in touch if you have memories or objects relating to the OT through the years which you'd like to share - we'd love to hear from you!⁠
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@OrangeTreeThtr @artsrichmonduk

πŸŽ‰ The Orange Tree Theatre is turning 50 and the Museum is holding a special anniversary exhibition from December πŸŽ‰β 
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Please get in touch if you have memories or objects relating to the OT through the years which you'd like to share - we'd love to hear from you!⁠
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@OrangeTreeThtr @artsrichmonduk

#OnThisDay in 1666 the Great Fire of London started in Pudding Lane. The fire would burn for 4 days before finally being...
02/09/2021

#OnThisDay in 1666 the Great Fire of London started in Pudding Lane. The fire would burn for 4 days before finally being vanquished with the use of fire breaks (destroying certain buildings to create gaps which prevented the fire spreading).

It is believed that fire insurance sprung up as a result of the Great Fire and fire marks like this one from our collection were put on houses so insurance companies could easily distinguish houses they insured.

#OnThisDay in 1666 the Great Fire of London started in Pudding Lane. The fire would burn for 4 days before finally being vanquished with the use of fire breaks (destroying certain buildings to create gaps which prevented the fire spreading).

It is believed that fire insurance sprung up as a result of the Great Fire and fire marks like this one from our collection were put on houses so insurance companies could easily distinguish houses they insured.

Only one week left until our first coffee and crafting session! Meet new people, practise a skill and learn all about em...
01/09/2021

Only one week left until our first coffee and crafting session! Meet new people, practise a skill and learn all about embroidery and its history. It free but please book your place here: https://museum-of-richmond.arttickets.org.uk/the-museum-of-richmond/2021-09-08-coffee-and-crafting?t=1630418989838

We'd like to thank @RPLC1786 for their generous grant that allowed us to put on this series of events and Works of Love @vineyardcentre for collaborating with us πŸ’œ

Only one week left until our first coffee and crafting session! Meet new people, practise a skill and learn all about embroidery and its history. It free but please book your place here: https://museum-of-richmond.arttickets.org.uk/the-museum-of-richmond/2021-09-08-coffee-and-crafting?t=1630418989838

We'd like to thank @RPLC1786 for their generous grant that allowed us to put on this series of events and Works of Love @vineyardcentre for collaborating with us πŸ’œ

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Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue
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TW9 1TP

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Tuesday 11am - 5pm
Wednesday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 5pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm

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Richmond Castle was one in a group of four major castles with Tickhill, Pontefract and Skipsea staking out the Norman Conquest of Yorkshire in the 1070's. The castle was set upon a virgin hill top site, commanding a crossing of the river Swale. Visit this weekend with the family, and bring history to life! Enjoy our exhibition and museum on the first floor of the visitors Centre, before a hearty explore around this beautiful site! RICHMOND CASTLE IS 950 IN 2021
Richmond Castle was one in a group of four major castles with Tickhill, Pontefract and Skipsea staking out the Norman Conquest of Yorkshire in the 1070's. The castle was set upon a virgin hill top site, commanding a crossing of the river Swale. Visit this weekend with the family, and bring history to life! Enjoy our exhibition and museum on the first floor of the visitors Centre, before a hearty explore around this beautiful site!