Local history and heritage

The towns, villages and open spaces comprising the borough of Richmond upon Thames have a rich, varied and long history. Royal associations with Richmond, for example, can be traced back some 900 years. Our Local Studies Collection, based at the Old Town Hall in Richmond, contains extensive resources for those interested in local history. In addition, our cemeteries service has produced lists of people of note buried in the borough.

Contact the Local Studies Team

Albert Barkas Room
Old Town Hall
Whittaker Avenue
Richmond TW9 1TP

Telephone: 020 8734 3309
Email: localstudies@richmond.gov.uk

Map to the Old Town Hall

Library opening hours

The Local Studies Librarian is Jane Baxter.

Updated: 21 March 2014