The Museum of Richmond
1983 Governance: Independent
Trust Scope: Local history Visited: Spring 2013
(relatively) modern institution in an old building, the Museum of
Richmond, which is volunteer-based but manages to employ a professional
curator, winds its way around part of an upper floor of the old Town
Hall and gives the distinct impression of being there to insist on the
identity of Richmond as a separate place within the sprawling suburbs
of southwestern London. Not just a separate place, in fact, but a
genteel, nay a Royal one. They're very keen that you grasp that fact,
some peculiar reason I didn't take many photographs here, in fact only
two: a collection of keys and a grim bit of decorative woodwork. This
fails to give any real impression of what is actually a pleasant, bright museum space.
Consequently I'll have to go back ...