The Twickenham Museum
The Twickenham Museum reveals some of the history of Twickenham, Whitton, Teddington and the Hamptons.
These villages, situated by the River Thames to the south-west of London, have a rich history going back thousands of years.The museum can also be reached via a pleasant riverside walk from Richmond.
The first local museum in Twickenham was opened as long ago as 1860, although the current museum, housed in a Georgian building circa 1720 and Grade II listed facing the river, only dates from 2001. The museum's permanent exhibition records and celebrates the history, life and growth of the various settlements in the area, which have a rich history going back thousands of years; these include Twickenham, Whitton, Teddington and the Hamptons, and the many smaller villages which once formed the Borough of Twickenham. The museum also has an on-going programme of exhibitions and displays; recent themes have included the history of local public houses and the area's sporting heritage.
The Twickenham Museum website is a rich resource, including a Timeline which allows visitors to trace events from the earliest days of Tuican hom' (the earliest recorded settlement in 704 AD) to the present or explore the themed `exhibitions' to discover historical sites and the stories behind the people, places and events of the area. The website also contains an archive of photographs, maps, documents and paintings.