• 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 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 still looking for a permanent venue. If, like us, you think Eel Pie Island’s history deserves celebrating and you would like to get involved as a volunteer or help support the project with a donation or sponsorship please let us know, and PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD for us!’
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The Eel Pie Island Museum is seeking a permanent venue

Are you able to help in any way?

Do you know of a venue, even temporary, that might be suitable?

We would love to hear from you!

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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 Pop-up Museum in now closed until further notice. We are currently looking for another pop-up venue, close to Eel Pie Island, so we can re-open this summer. In the meantime, you can follow us on FACEBOOK - Eel Pie Island Museum.  


When we do re-open, a suggested donation of £2 will be much appreciated!

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