Exhibits & Events
In a 2000 square-foot gallery space in the Richmond Cultural Centre, the Richmond Museum displays regularly changing exhibits throughout the year that cover a multitude of topics reflecting the society's mandate. Topics have included, First Nations, Finn Slough, pioneer history, heritage and environmental issues, multiculturalism, aviation, the Interurban railway and archaeology. There are also five display cases on the main floor of Richmond City Hall. Three of the cases feature Gifts to the Mayor; the remaining three have regularly changing topics.
For information on our exhibition program contact our Exhibit and Program Coordinator at 604 247-8333 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Main Gallery Exhibits
On The Move: Richmond's Transportation Legacy
July 23, 2013 - January 26, 2014
Opening Reception: Tuesday, July 23, 7:00 p.m.
This exhibit explores, through photographs and artefacts from the Museum's collection and on loan from the community, how changing modes of transportation have shaped this city. Themes include transportation related to sea, land and air, and contemporary issues such as city planning.
City Hall Exhibits
Richmond's Girl Guides
September 4, 2013 - January, 2014
Local Girl Guide organizations are featured in this display of photographs and artefacts on loan from the community and from the collection of the Richmond Museum.
Lest We Forget
November 6, 2013 - November 28, 2013
Richmond Museum honours the service of Canada's military in this display of photographs and artefacts from the collection of the Richmond Museum.
In Their Words: The Story of BC Packers
Richmond Museum and Heritage Services has created an online exhibition that documents the history of BC Packers Ltd. through the voices of its workers. This project explores the development and impact of BC Packers Ltd. upon the region's culturally diverse communities. Utilizing oral, visual and textual resources, the stories of the First Nations, Japanese, Chinese, Indo-Canadian and European workers are presented as one story.
The project is being supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage and by numerous community partners including the City of Richmond Archives, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery and School District No. 38.
Visit www.intheirwords.ca for more information.
12th annual Richmond Delta Regional Heritage Fair
May 2-3, 2014
Let's make history together! Students from local schools are encouraged to explore any aspect of Canadian history and then present their research in a creative project display during a two-day, history and heritage extravaganza. For more information, visit rdheritagefair.blogspot.ca.
Doors Open Richmond 2014
June 7-8, 2014
Doors Open 2014 is Richmond's 7th annual arts, culture and heritage festival. Coordinated by the Richmond Museum Society and Doors Open Steering Committee, this free event allows visitors of all ages to explore Richmond's arts, culture and heritage at up to fifty partner sites through the use of a Doors Open colour brochure guide with complete listings, posted on-line, and available at local facilities and in the Richmond Review in May 2014.
Since 2008, artists, arts, cultural and historic facilities, museums, aboriginal organizations, religious institutions, parks and other public and private Richmond organizations have, not only open their doors to the public for free, but also provided free specialty programs and behind the scenes tours.
This year, as part of Doors Open, an evening of music, heritage, and performance is planned for Friday, May 6th, 7:00 pm, which will serve as a kick-off to Doors Open celebrations. The festival will also include a major art exhibitions entitled, plus public art, gallery and artist studio tours. Heritage exhibits and cultural experiences will also be featured. Visitors will also enjoy interpretative performances, dance, storytelling, demonstrations and tours at Richmond's historic buildings and sites.
Host Partners 2014
Sign up now as a participating partner
If you are interested in registering to be a host venue participant for Doors Open Richmond June 7-8, 2014, register your venue with us.
Sign up now as a volunteer by completing an application at
British Columbia Arts Council
Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage
City of Richmond
Richmond Museum Society
For sponsorship opportunities contact:
Doors Open Richmond Chair
c/o Richmond Museum & Heritage Services