• Eel Pie Island Museum

    Opening Summer 2017 in Central Twickenham!

    Celebrating all that has made this little island so famous - from its unique working boatyards to the part the Eel Pie Island Hotel played in the British Blues Explosion of the 1960’s and how it helped superstars such as THE ROLLING STONES, ERIC CLAPTON & ROD STEWART kick start their musical careers…

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About Us

Richmond-upon-Thames is steeped in history, stately homes and beautiful parks all of which make it a great place to visit. But alongside the more traditional attractions, our borough is also sitting on a wealth of significant musical heritage. Global superstars such as the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton and many more started out on their path to fame right on our doorsteps.

The Eel Pie Island Museum team want to bring the history to life, to create a place where people can come and learn about everything this little island in the centre of Twickenham has to offer in the way of musical and river-related heritage.

Following the success of the Eelpiland exhibition at the Stables Gallery in 2013 and the pop-up Museum over the summer of 2015, we are delighted to announce that the Eel Pie Island Museum has now found a more permanent venue right in the centre of Twickenham. The Museum will be opening its doors Summer 2017 at 1-3 Richmond Road (opposite the Civic Centre, next to the Shell garage). More details will be available nearer the time!
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The Eel Pie Island Museum - opening in Central Twickenham Summer 2017

1-3 Richmond Road (opposite the Civic Centre, next to the Shell garage). You can't miss us!

Opening times to be confirmed nearer our opening date of Summer 2017

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The Curator

C'mon down to the Barmy Arms this Sunday for some great music :) We'll be there with our fab tea towels, bags &... fb.me/4wpkTVFrj

About 2 weeks ago from Eelpiemuseum's Twitter via Facebook

Our Shop

EPIM Badges

Free when you visit the museum!

EPIM Plectrums

Available in store for £1

Tea Towel

Available in store for £6.50



Available in store for £6.50

Discover the diverse range of musical heritage and learn about the fascinating history of the boatyards on the island.

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Opening Times

The Eel Pie Island Museum will be opening in Central Twickenham in Summer 2017. As soon as we have a definite opening date, we will let you know!   If you have a story to share, or an item of memorabilia you might wish to loan, do please get in touch (as many of you have been!)   And, in the meantime, you can follow us on FACEBOOK - Eel Pie Island Museum.  


Details of tickets, memberships and sponsor opportunities will be made available in advance of our opening

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