Welcome to the Hearsum Collection
Our charity collects and preserves the unique heritage of Richmond Park, the largest of London’s Royal Parks, for all to enjoy.
We have a diverse range of heritage material covering the last four centuries, with some 5000 items including antique prints, paintings, maps, postcards, photographs, documents, books and press cuttings. These are being catalogued by volunteers from the Friends of Richmond Park.
Our plans for the future
Richmond Park receives 5.5m visitors annually and is a major attraction in Greater London. Richmond Park Revealed is a compelling project which will engage visitors in the Park’s rich natural heritage and its colourful, largely undiscovered history. Crucially, it will highlight how we can mitigate the lesser understood and increasing risks to the Grade I Park’s fragile ecology.
It is also an unmissable opportunity to secure a collection that tells us more about Richmond Park. The project will enable proper collection care alongside interpretation, activities and visitor facilities.
To learn more about the Collection and our plans for the future please watch our video on The Hearsum Collection.
Our latest video features Sir David Attenborough
In our latest video, featuring Sir David Attenborough, you can learn about the wild deer in Richmond Park.
Visit our Heritage Lottery-funded free exhibition, Deer in the City at Pembroke Lodge which is open daily until Spring 2016.