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Twickenham Museum

The Twickenham Museum
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Established 1993
Location Twickenham, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, England, UK
Coordinates 51°26′48″N 0°19′32″W / 51.44676°N 0.32555°W / 51.44676; -0.32555
Type History museum
Website www.twickenham-museum.org.uk
Listed Building – Grade II
Official name 25 The Embankment, 1, Church Lane
Designated 2 September 1952
Reference no. 1080818

The Twickenham Museum is a volunteer-run[1] museum in Twickenham in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It is located opposite St Mary's parish church at 25 The Embankment, Twickenham TW1 3DU, an 18th-century three-storey building which has been listed Grade II by Historic England[2] and was donated to the museum.[1]

An independent museum, the Twickenham Museum is run by a registered charity[nb 1] that was first registered in 1993.[3]

The museum's area of interest is the history of Teddington, Twickenham, Whitton and the Hamptons, which, until local government boundary changes in 1965, formed the Municipal Borough of Twickenham. It collects, researches and displays archives, artefacts and information from these areas and provides related historical information on its website.[4]

The museum also mounts exhibitions.[5]

In 2014, it received £9000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund's Then and Now programme for a project on the 1914 Christmas truce during the First World War that led to a soldier, Frank Edwards, kicking a football when fighting the Battle of Loos in 1915.[6][7]

Admission to the museum, which is open every day except Monday, is free.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ It is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales as charity number 1028984. "The Twickenham Museum". Charity overview. Charity Commission for England and Wales. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 

References

  1. ^ a b "A trip to the Twickenham Museum". Richmond and Twickenham Times. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "25 The Embankment, 1, Church Lane (1080818)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "The Twickenham Museum". Charity Framework. Charity Commission for England and Wales. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Aims of The Twickenham Museum". About Us. The Twickenham Museum. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Hebert, Gail (6 December 2007). "Nostalgia Notebook: Lost houses revealed at Twickenham Museum!". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Ambrose, Tom (4 August 2014). "Heritage Lottery money helps Twickenham Museum commemorate Footballer of Loos". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Rifleman Frank Edwards 1893 – 1964: Footballer of Loos". People. The Twickenham Museum. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 

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