Who we are

The Hearsum Collection is a registered charity (no. 1153010) with:

Six Trustees

Daniel Hearsum FRICS – Chairman of trustees and of Pembroke Lodge

Mike Fitt OBE – Former Deputy Chief Executive of The Royal Parks; Chairman of the The Royal Parks Guild; Honorary Historian for The Royal Parks

Max Lankester – Vice-President of The Friends of Richmond Park

Robert Smith – Chairman of The Richmond Local History Society

Nicky Wood – Trustee of The Richmond Society

Rachel Hirschler – Volunteer and Collections Manager


Rheme Fordham – Project Manager

Sue Barber – Curator and Volunteer Coordinator


20 volunteers working on the Collection (we are fortunate to have many specialists involved, including a landscape historian, a museum curator, a librarian and an IT specialist). Alongside these we have some 80 volunteers who manage the current information centre.

Professional support

Conservation Architect – Roderick Maclennan RIBA

Museum Designer – David McCabe

What we do