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9 April 2011

Visit the Twickenham Museum

Another of London's fascinating little neighbourhood museums, the Twickenham Museum examines the history of the Thames-side Twickenham, Whitton, Teddington and the Hamptons over thousands of years. It is housed in a Grade II Listed building at 25 The Embankment, Twickenham.

Though the first museum was planned for Twickenham over a hundred and fifty years ago, and a various volunteer-staffed museums have popped up, with one set up by a member of the Twining tea family in the 19th century, and another closing in 1939 at the outbreak of the Second World War, the latest museum did not come into being until the early 1990s, as a charity.

Today, the free museum charts the famous people of the area in various different categories from writes and poets to sailors and soldiers, and exhibits a range of artefacts and photograph associated with the area.

For more information, see http://www.twickenham-museum.org.uk

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