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Our charity collects and preserves the unique heritage of Richmond Park for all to enjoy.

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.

The Collection, currently stored in unsatisfactory accommodation in Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park, is overseen by volunteers and a small number of staff. Plans are well advanced for a new purpose-built heritage centre to provide full public access to the Collection.

To learn more about the Collection and our plans for the future please watch our video:



Find out about our new First World War exhibition
Find out about the Richmond Park Heritage Pavilion at www.hearsumcollection.org.uk/our-vision-for-the-future

Our History:

See how the story of the Collection began back in 1997.

See Our History

What we do

What we doSee how we are developing the Collection..

See What We Do

Deer in the city

Deer in the city

Deer in the City will share the history of the deer in Richmond Park and highlight the importance of protecting the park's unique landscape. The programme of activities for the project will include:

  • A pop-up heritage pavilion and an exhibition at Pembroke Lodge, operating from 23 July to 20 August 2015.
  • Heritage walks led by volunteers from the Friends of Richmond Park.
  • Talks by local experts.
  • The Collection will deliver hands-on workshops for children and families to take part in arts and craft activities related to deer.

A full programme of events will be available shortly, find us on Facebook over the coming weeks.

www.facebook.com/hearsumcollection