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!’