Discover Our Rich History & Culture

The Richmond Museum of History & Culture is the most significant local history museum in West Contra Costa County. The museum is housed in a Carnegie Library built in 1910 that boasts a permanent exhibit gallery and a space for temporary exhibits and special events. The Museum draws from their extensive permanent collection of artifacts, photographs, and documents to host educational programs and exhibitions for the benefit of the public. The Richmond Museum of History has had a presence in Richmond, California for over sixty years and we are proud to be a cornerstone of the community.

As of March 16, 2020, the Museum is closed until further notice in adherence of the Contra Costa County public health order.

Please wash your hands and wear a mask, so it will once again be safe for us to reopen and gather in public!

Hours of Operation (suspended):

Wednesday 1:00-4:00 PM
Thursday 1:00-4:00 PM
Friday 1:00-4:00 PM
Saturday 1:00-4:00 PM
Sunday 1:00-4:00 PM

Cost of Admission:

Museum members are free! Learn about benefits of membership here.

$5 for adults

$3 for seniors/students over 12

Directions to the Museum from I-80:
  • Take the Barrett Avenue exit toward San Pablo Avenue
  • Turn right onto Barrett Ave
  • Turn left onto 7th St
  • Continue onto 6th St
  • Turn right onto Nevin Ave
Public Transport:
  • The museum is accessible via AC Transit bus 72 or 76 and is located six blocks west of the Downtown Richmond BART station


Museum Phone: (510) 235-7387

For inquiries about public programs, please contact Evelyn Santos at

For inquiries about collections and research, please contact Victoria Stuhr at