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Richmond Museum

Public Programs

The Richmond Museum offers a wide range of programs for all ages. Refer to the Parks, Recreation and Culture Guide for details about programs and information about services, events and drop in programs that do not require registration.

Upcoming Programs
Summer Programs
Museum Explorers
Location: Richmond Museum, 7700 Minoru Gate
Visit a new museum each day and discover our place in the world.
Field Trips: BC Sports Hall of Fame, Burnaby Village Museum, Gulf of Georgia Cannery, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

Time Travel Detectives in Terra Nova

Location: Richmond Museum, 7700 Minoru Gate
Who lived at Terra Nova? Uncover the stories of this place, then create and perform a play about Terra Nova's colourful past. 
Field Trips: Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Terra Nova Rural Park, Terra Nova Playground

Time Travel Detectives in Steveston
Location: Richmond Museum, 7700 Minoru Gate
What started the Great Steveston Fire? Use clues to solve the mystery, then create and perform a play about this major event in our community's history.
Field Trips: Britannia Shipyards, Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Nikkei National Museum

Young Archaeologists
Location: London Heritage Farm, 6511 Dyke Road
Dig for treasure on an archaeological dig. Use what you found to learn about Richmond's history.

For more information and to register, visit

Past Programs
Antique Identification
Curious about your treasures? Ask experts questions about your objects, antiques and artworks. They will reveal hidden secrets, and tell you about the origins and values of your objects. No large furniture, books, coins or stamps please.

Richmond Cultural Centre, Atrium - 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond BC
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 per object up to a maximum of 3 objects. Richmond Museum Society members receive 10% off.

Summer Programs and Daycamps for Children
Learn and have fun with the Richmond Museum!

Museum Explorers Daycamp
Location: Richmond Museum, 7700 Minoru Gate
Visit a new museum each day and discover how important they are to your community. Field trips: Vancouver Art Gallery, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Fraser River Discovery Centre and Stanley Park Ecology Centre. $165 per week

Time Travel Detectives in Steveston Daycamp

Location: Richmond Museum, 7700 Minoru Gate
Discover the history of Steveston through field trips, then make a play using what you learned. Parents are invited to the performance on Friday. $165 per week

Spring Break Camp for Children
Learn what goes on behind-the-scenes at the Richmond Museum by becoming a curator and creating an exhibit for public display at the Richmond Cultural Centre.

Textile Conservation Workshop
An opportunity for Museum professionals, students, textile artists and enthusiasts to learn about the care, preservation and restoration of textiles through hands on activities and demonstrations from Conservator, Rebecca Pavitt.
Date: Thursday, November 25, 2015
Time: 1:00-5:00 pm
Cost: $40

Culture Days

The Richmond Museum is pleased to participate in this nation-wide event that provides Canadians with opportunities to participate in, and appreciate, all forms of arts and culture. For more information, visit  

Curious About Curators?
Speak to the Curatorial team about the care of Richmond's material culture. Watch the cataloguing, treating and packing of artefacts in preparation for storage and display.
Date: Friday, September 25
Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: FREE!

Design a Buzz-Worthy Head-Band
Create your own Bee Band to use in your bee dance to share the location of your favourite Richmond exhibit. Decorate your Bee Band with materials inspired by the Interwoven World exhibition.
Date: Saturday, September 26
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Cost: FREE!