Poverty exhibition at the Museum of Richmond

Sat 23 September 2017 - Sat 21 April 2018
All Day

Museum of Richmond

Detail from a plan, in the Museum of Richmond, of the Richmond Workhouse


The Museum of Richmond’s Poverty exhibition continues until Saturday 21 April. It looks at Richmond during the period 1600–1948, from the point of view of the poorer classes, and includes the history of Richmond’s workhouse, almshouses and the effects of the Poor Laws. With a smartphone, you can download a walking tour and visit places highlighted in the exhibition.

The Society’s book, Poverty and Philanthropy in Victorian Richmond by Simon Fowler, accompanies the exhibition. Copies are available from The Museum of Richmond, The Open Book in Richmond, The National Archives bookshop, Kew Bookshop, Lloyds of Kew bookshop, the Society’s bookstall at our monthly talks and our online bookshop. Find out more and order a copy online


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