Audio tour

Audio tourPoverty Exhibition Walking Tour

Only in English

2 sights

  1. Audio tour Summary
  2. Audio tour Summary

    Welcome to the Poverty Walking Tour where you can learn about Richmond’s workhouses, almshouses, community centres and charities that existed in the past and continue to this day.

    This walking tour has been created to accompany the temporary exhibition at the Museum of Richmond, which is on display from 23rd September 2017 until 22nd April 2018.

    The exhibition focuses on those who slipped into poverty and examines aid provided by local institutions throughout history. Before the welfare state, support for the poor was the responsibility of the church, parish and charities. Whilst the motivations of charitable organisations may have changed, Richmond’s philanthropic nature remains in the charities working today.

  3. 1 Richmond Workhouse
  4. 2 The Cambrian Community Centre
  5. 3 Richmond Bridge
  6. 4 The Vineyard
  7. 5 Michel's Almshouses
  8. 6 Bishop Duppa's Almshouses
  9. 7 Queen Elizabeth's Almshouses
  10. 8 Hickey's Almshouses
  11. 9 Church Estate Almshouses
  12. 10 Houblon's Almshouses
  13. 11 Benn's Walk
  14. 12 Penny Wade House
  1. Audio tour Summary

    Welcome to the Poverty Walking Tour where you can learn about Richmond’s workhouses, almshouses, community centres and charities that existed in the past and continue to this day.

    This walking tour has been created to accompany the temporary exhibition at the Museum of Richmond, which is on display from 23rd September 2017 until 22nd April 2018.

    The exhibition focuses on those who slipped into poverty and examines aid provided by local institutions throughout history. Before the welfare state, support for the poor was the responsibility of the church, parish and charities. Whilst the motivations of charitable organisations may have changed, Richmond’s philanthropic nature remains in the charities working today.

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  • Rosehip

    4 out of 5 rating 10-04-2017

    A great walking tour that reminds us that not everyone in Richmond was or is wealthy. Penny Wade's letter gives a different view from Richmond bridge