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Escape the heat and become a tourist in your own city by visiting these local museums and landmarks… may we also suggest a nice pairing of a local brewery afterward?



Agecroft Hall

Although Agecroft Hall is not originally from here, like many of us, it now calls Richmond home. This 17th-century Tudor-style hall was initially built 500 years ago in Lancashire, England, where it overlooked the River Irwell. Today, its exhibits and various programs have helped history come to life for generations of modern visitors.



The Valentine Museum

Richmond is the home of great stories. The Valentine Museum has been collecting and preserving the diverse stories of Richmond for over a century. Located in the heart of historic downtown, the Valentine is a place for residents and tourists to discover the diverse stories that tell the broader history of this important region. Some of their current exhibits include, “This is Richmond, Virginia,” “Signs of the Times,” and “Our Heats on Our Sleeves.”

 davinci exhibit


Science Museum of Virginia

If you haven’t been to the Da Vinci Alive exhibit at the Science Museum, you’re missing out. With a multi-sensory gallery that redefines the traditional approach to da Vinci, this SENSORY 4TM cinematic experience will help you delve into the mind of the ultimate Renaissance man.

 Byrd Theater 1


Byrd Theatre

Did you hear the big news? The Byrd Theatre is getting upgraded seats! Stop by this weekend to experience the original chairs in all their glory before they’re gone!




A gem of Richmond, this heat gives the perfect excuse to go inside and enjoy the Yves Saint Laurent exhibit at the VMFA. Not if, but when you go, you’ll be blown away by the artistic genius of Yves Saint Laurent, who was one of history’s most radical and influential fashion designers.

FUN FACT: Ed Trask, local artist & Richmond enthusiast, just had his first permanent painting installed at the VMFA!



Children’s Museum

If you’re looking for something for the kids to do during this heat, the best place to take them is to the Children’s Museum of Richmond. With super entertaining and interactive activities, they’ll be occupied, and you’ll both be happy.