My Richmond (History Explorers)

This free four session course is an exciting opportunity for families to learn together about their local community, and join us to become History Explorers!

About the course

My Richmond is a month-long course taking place on consecutive Saturday mornings, 10.30am to 12.30pm at Castelnau Library starting on 24 February.

Each week we will explore a different aspect of our local history, slowly building up, a model of our local area, as well as our knowledge of the rich heritage around us. The course will look at Richmond's past and present with a fun mix of storytelling along with creative activities and games. Everyone can find a way to engage with the course at their own level so all children under 11 are welcome.

We will provide materials, so all you need to do is show up ready to do some creative and historical exploration!

Course themes

Each week will focus on a different theme; together building up a broad picture of the heritage of the local area.

  • Week 1: Hammersmith Bridge
  • Week 2: The River Thames
  • Week 3: Castelnau House
  • Week 4: People of the local area

How to book

Sessions take place at Castelnau Library on:

  • 24 February 2018
  • 3 March 2018
  • 10 March 2018
  • 17 March 2018

The course is free, however we suggest booking your place for all 4 classes with us as places are limited.

Don't worry if you can’t make every session. Drop in places may be available on the day but we suggest booking to ensure your place.

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If you would like any more information, please contact us:

Phone: 020 8831 6000

Visit the Orleans House Gallery Education Blog.

The course is funded by Community Learning.

Updated: 23 February 2018