Eel Pie Island Museum

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Eel Pie Island Museum
Eel Pie Island Museum logo.png
Established2018; 1 year ago (2018)
Location1–3 Richmond Road, Twickenham, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
TypeHistory museum; music museum
FounderMichele Whitby
CuratorMichele Whitby
Public transit accessNational Rail Twickenham

Eel Pie Island Museum is a volunteer-run museum on Richmond Road in Twickenham in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It opened in February 2018 and tells the story of Eel Pie Island, including its historic boatyards (some of whose boats took part in the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940), its contribution to the development of the popular music scene in the 1960s and the life of the wind-up radio inventor, Trevor Baylis, who was a resident of the island. The museum's founder and curator is Michele Whitby.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Holman, Celia (2018). "Eel Pie Island – A Thriving Museum Is Born From The 2016 Tragedy". Essential Surrey and S W London. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  2. ^ Cuffe, Grainne (16 March 2018). "Trevor Baylis tribute: Curator of Eel Pie Island Museum Michele Whitby pays tribute to her long-time friend". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  3. ^ Thorpe, Vanessa (10 July 2016). "Island that rocked to Bowie and the Stones stakes claim as true home of British R&B". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 March 2019.

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