• Eel Pie Island Museum


    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 1960s and how it helped superstars such as The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Rod Stewart kick start their musical careers…

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Plan Your Visit


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!


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!


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!


BUS: 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

TUBE: nearest tube is at Richmond (District Line).

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

CAR: 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:

Arragon Rd (behind Waitrose) TW1 3NG

Church Lane TW1 3NX

COACH PARKING: free and available opposite the Museum. Contact us for reservation details

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1-3 Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 3AB (opposite the Civic Centre, next to the Shell garage). You can't miss us!

Opening times: Thursday-Sunday 12.00-6.00pm

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Annual Membership £5

Tea Towel £8


Tea Towel £10


Tote Bag £5

Mudflat DVD £5

Badge 50p

Plectrum £1

Coasters £2/5

Bottle opener £3

magnetic 5.5cm

Mug £8


Mug £8


Mirror £3


Sticker £1


Candle £18

Start Me Up

Candle £18

60s Special

Candle £18

Rhythm & Snooze

British Beat Explosion £10

Postcard 50p


Postcard 50p


Postcard 50p

tea towel

Card £2.50


Card £2.50


Card £2.50


T-shirt £12

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T-shirt £12

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T-shirt £12

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T-shirt £12

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Vest £10

Vest £10

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

Thursday-Sunday 12.00-6.00pm

(last admission 5.30pm)

Special opening times available on request


£3 single visit admission

(under 16s free)

£5 unlimited visit Annual "Passport"

We would love to hear from you - email us at eelpieislandmuseum@gmail.com

A big thank you to all of our volunteers, supporters and sponsors:

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