Richmond upon Thames has quite a few museums and places of educational interest - such as the London Wetland Centre in Barnes. Although the Wetland Centre probably isn't the best place to go in Richmond on a rainy day, the other museum certainly are!
The award winning London Wetland Centre is the first project of its kind in the world. Many opportunities for kids to get involved and spot birds, creepy crawlies, snails and fish!
The World Rugby Museum at Twickenham Stadium is home to a global collection of rugby football memorabilia. On a Stadium Tour, get behind the scene of the world's largest rugby stadium.
Built in the 19th century, Kew Bridge Steam Museum is the most important historic site of the water supply industry in Britain and features a steam powered railway in addition to working steam pumping engines.
The Twickenham Museum
is the history centre for
Twickenham, Whitton, Teddington and the Hamptons.
Especially good on a rainy day.
The Museum of Richmond is in the Old Town Hall, and celebrates the rich heritage of Richmond, Ham, Petersham and Kew - from prehistoric to present day. Click here to go their website
The Musical Museum - one of the world's foremost collections of automatic instruments - located in new premises in Brentford High Street... yes we know that technically it's outside the Borough.
Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability acts as the guardian of the memories and records of those who lived, worked or had a relative at Normansfield. Click here to go their website
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Only days til the big day of turkey. How about going out for Christmas lunch this year? Yes it is more expensive, but gives poor mum a break from the kitchen.