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    • 23 September 2017 - 21 April 2018Museum/Heritage

      Poverty Exhibition

      Richmond’s history is not just about kings and queens living in royal palaces. What was it like to be poor and destitute?  What help was there and on what terms? Come and find out what life was like for Richmond’s poorest residents at the Museum of Richmond’s Poverty exhibition.



      Behind the handsome Georgian façade, the Richmond Workhouse, and many others, divided families and expected inmates to complete often hard and monotonous tasks.



      Older residents may have been helped by the numerous almshouses of Richmond.  However, a set of strict rules, on display in the exhibition, shows how regimented life in the almshouses were.



      The exhibition displays the 1886 Richmond Union Workhouse Plan for the first time at the Museum. 



      Alongside the almshouses and workhouses, the exhibition looks at the individuals and charities who worked to alleviate the suffering of the poor. Richmond’s continued philanthropic spirit is highlighted through the charities which continue to offer support today.



      This timely and relevant exhibition exploring poverty and homelessness will engage visitors with a different side of Richmond’s history. It also brings these issues up to date in relation to the charities that call Richmond home today.



      The exhibition has been supported by The Richmond Parish Lands Charity, the Richmond Charities, Barnes Workhouse Fund and a number of generous individual donations.


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    • 26 September 2017 - 31 July 2018Museum/Heritage

      Octagon Club

      Octagon Club is our weekly art club for young people with disabilities and additional needs aged 11 to 17. The club meets in the Coach House at Orleans House Gallery.


      Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

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