The Museum of Richmond's upcoming exhibition, 'Celebrating 800 Years of St. Mary Magdalene at the Heart of Richmond', will explore the history of the town's historic parish church.

This exhibition has been developed in partnership with the Richmond Team Ministry, and will be held in both the Museum and the Church itself. It coincides with the latest refurbishment of the church.

St. Mary Magdalene has been at the centre of Richmond for over 800 years. This exhibition will examine the church's history through the themes of building, people and worship. Visit both venues to discover the church's fascinating stories, covering subjects as diverse as the medieval establishment of the church and the Rolling Stones.

Visitors will be able to see historic objects which tell the story of St. Mary Magdalene and hear the recollections of current members of the congregation. A free downloadable walking tour of the church will also be available.

The Museum and Richmond Team Ministry have been working together to create new workshops where local schools and families will be able to learn about the history of the Church and Richmond in a hands on and creative way.

This exhibition has been supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and by the Richmond Church Charity Estates.

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