• Eel Pie Island Museum

    Now open! Thurs-Sun, 12-6pm. 1-3 Richmond Rd TW1 3AB.

    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!

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.

ADDRESS:

1-3 Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 3AB (opposite the Civic Centre, next to the Shell garage).

OPENING HOURS:

Thursday-Sunday 12.00-6.00pm (last admission 5.30pm).

Times and days outside of this are available on request (for groups etc).

ADMISSION:

£3 single visit (under 16s free, when accompanied by an adult)

£5 Annual Passport (unlimited visits for one calendar year, from date of Membership)

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.

GETTING HERE:

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

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The Eel Pie Island Museum - NOW OPEN in Central Twickenham

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

Contact us

The Curator

So sorry to hear about Chas Hodges 😕 he apparently even played on Eel Pie with Mike Berry & the Outlaws (thanks Mike Vickers for telling me this) x youtube.com/attribution_li…

About 2 days ago from Eelpiemuseum's Twitter via Facebook

Our Shop – visit our Museum Shop or email us at info@eelpiemuseum.co.uk

 

Annual Membership

Available in store for £5.00 - valid from date of first visit


Tea Towel

Available in store for £7.00


Cotton Tote Bag

Available in store for £6.50.(42cm x 38cm)


Clinging to a Mudflat DVD - an oral history documentary of Eel Pie Island

Available in store for £5.00


EPIM Badges

Available in store for 50p


EPIM Plectrums

Available in store for £1


Mug

Available in store for £8


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

Tickets

£3 single visit admission

(under 16s free)

£5 unlimited visit Annual "Passport"

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