In a 2,000 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.
Contact the Curator of Exhibition at 604-247-8333 for information on the exhibition program.
City At Work
Sep 26, 2019-Aug 21, 2021
Explore the invisible inner workings of the City of Richmond in this exhibition. Join us as we bust urban myths and answer your questions: How do the pumping stations at the dikes work? Where does the water in our taps come from? Does the timing of traffic lights really change during rush hour? What happens to our recycled materials?
Sep 25, 2021-Aug 2022
Time travel with us in the Richmond Museum's next exhibition. Explore our many stories - past, present and future - through the eyes of locals from early city boosters to fishers, farmers, horse race enthusiasts and aviators. See how the city evolved from Salmonopolis to today's thriving and diverse city. Come discover Richmond anew in 2021.
Obsessions: Every Collector Has A Story
Sep 27, 2018-Sep 6, 2019
Collectors and their collections come to life in Obsessions: Every Collector Has a Story. Teacup Cow, your sassy guide, will reveal how collectors amass their diverse collections, and what we can learn from them and their astonishing material objects. Hands-on activities provide a peek into the amazing world of collecting.
Jul 6, 2017-Sep 3, 2018
What makes our community unique? Do our individual stories matter? How can we bring about change? Look back with us to explore our journey here -- and forward to imagine Canada's future.Leave Your Mark
Wang Duo: Calligrapher for the Ages
Dec 1, 2016-Jun 11, 2017
Join us to discover the work of Wang Duo, a revered Chinese calligrapher from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and see his legacy here in Richmond today. You can also explore the objects and ideas previous generations have left for us - and become inspired to create your own legacy.
Open for Business
Nov 10, 2015-May 23, 2016
Richmond is a great place to live, work and play located on the edge of the Pacific Ocean where the land meets the sea. It's also an ideal place to do business. Join us as we explore how small businesses have shaped Richmond over time -- and how our community continues to influence and support them.
Interwoven World: Identity and Fashion
Nov 6, 2014-Oct 18, 2015
Explore how western fashion has been influenced for centuries by diverse cultures around the globe. Discover how our clothes, jewelry and army uniforms have ‘borrowed’ everything from silk to khaki to cotton—and adopted the lampshade look, harem pants and other surprising styles!
City Hall Exhibits
The Richmond Museum displays exhibits in 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.