The development of the Museum’s collection was started in 1961 by a group of concerned Richmond citizens. Today, the collection contains over 12,000 artifacts, which relate to the history and development of the community and on average 50 new donations are accepted annually into the collection.
Collection holdings include archaeology ethnology, textiles, furnishings, and pieces significant to agriculture, fishing, transportation, recreation, communications, business and technology. The collection is used for exhibition, education, programming and research functions.
The Richmond Museum actively collects pieces relating to the community of Richmond. If you are interested in making an artifact donation please contact the Curator at:
The Richmond Museum also provides basic conservation advice to the general public relating to the care and storage of their treasured pieces. If you are requiring some advice please contact the Curator to set up an appointment or download our guide The Care and Conservation of Your Valued Objects.Click on the following link to download a list of Professional Conservators in the Greater Vancouver Region.