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 also has 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 brings this history to life - come and see just what 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, the Eel Pie Island Museum is now open right in the heart of Twickenham.
1-3 Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 3AB (opposite the Civic Centre, next to the Shell garage).
Thursday-Sunday 12.00-6.00pm (last admission 5.30pm).
Times and days outside of this are available on request (for groups etc).
£3 single visit (under 16s free, when accompanied by an adult)
£5 Annual Passport (unlimited visits for one calendar year, from date of Membership)
The Museum is fully wheelchair accessible, with access to disabled toilet facilities courtesy of The Royal Oak pub next door to the Museum.
GROUP VISITS (10 or more visitors)
Available by prior arrangement only.
Please contact us via our website, including a phone number, so we can contact you to discuss your requirements and confirm your visit.
We are always very happy to work with you to arrange a 'bespoke' visit for your group - be it a guided tour of the Museum, an illustrated presentation, or a guided tour of Twickenham Embankment overlooking Eel Pie Island, pointing out the many points of interest visible from this vantage point. Please contact us via this website, and we can discuss what might work for you!
EEL PIE ISLAND MUSEUM ON THE ROAD!
We would love to come and do a presentation for your group or society!
We have several highly illustrated presentations (75+ slides), ranging in content from a general introduction to the island to the more specific e.g. "The Sixties on Thames", all about Eel Pie Island's musical heritage.
We can also arrange a screening, complete with Q&A afterwards, of the 50-minute documentary we made: "Clinging to a Mudflat".
Please contact us via our website, including a phone number, and we can discuss what might work for you!
lots to choose from!
33, 290, 490, H22, R68, R70
- stops are 1-minute walk from Museum (on Richmond Rd/York St)
110, 267, 281
- stops are a 2-minute walk away (London Rd)
TRAIN: Twickenham Station
is a 4-minute walk away
nearest tube is at Richmond
Twickenham Station is two stops on the train.
Or these very regular buses, from the bus stop directly outside Richmond Station, take you to within sight of the museum (Lebanon Court stop, approx. 10 mins journey time): 490, H22, R68, R70
pay-and-display Richmond Council parking is available directly opposite the Museum in the York House
car park (TW1 3AA).
Alternatively, the following Council-run car parks are all within a 3-minute walk of the Museum:
(behind Waitrose) TW1 3NG
free and available opposite the Museum. Contact us for reservation details