Christmas Tree Festival

Friday, November 30, 2018 - Sunday, December 9, 2018
All Day

Marking the first peacetime Christmas for four years, we’re linking to Christmas 1918 by decorating a tree at Richmond’s annual Christmas Tree Festival at the Methodist Church.

With the First World War formally over, 1300 Green Howards soldiers were immediately sent north, into the Arctic Circle; part of a multi-national force tasked with fighting the Bolsheviks in the Russian Civil War. We’re lucky to have the diary of Stanley Harrison in our collection. He was one of those Yorkshire Regiment soldiers who didn’t get to spend Christmas 1918 at home with his family.  We’re currently posting his daily thoughts online and on our facebook page. You can see some of his diary entries on our tree’s hanging tags.Visit our major new exhibition – Hostile Environment: The British in Russia, launching summer 2019.


Our cheerful ‘festive ravioli’ has been created by our wonderful museum volunteers, whilst our medallions are a gentle reminder that we are currently fundraising to improve our much-loved Medal Room. Please donate at the museum if you can.

Find out more about what happened after the armistice at our special exhibition – Aftermath: living through the peace.  We’re open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4.30pm.

We’ve got gorgeous gifts to give, or as a treat for yourself in our shop; do pop in and see us. Your support helps us continue the work of the museum and running projects like the recent Ribbon of Remembrance.