The Twinings Museum is a small museum adjacent to the Twinings shop at 216, Strand, in London.Thomas Twining moved with his family from Gloucester to London in 1684, when he was nine years old. After serving an apprenticeship as a weaver in the City of London, Twining worked for the East India Company merchant Thomas D'Aeth, and became a tea merchant.
Twining purchased Tom's Coffee Shop, in Devereux Court, off the Strand, in 1706. He subsequently used the premises to sell tea to customers, in addition to the more common coffee, and to sell dry tea to both customers and other nearby coffee shops, such as the Grecian Coffee House - now the site of The Devereux public house - and George's Coffee House across Devereux Court. Tea was then an expensive luxury product.
Mon - Fri: 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sat: 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sun: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tea tastings are available by appointment.
Official website http://www.twinings.co.uk/about-twinings/216-strand
Phone +44 20 7353 3511
Address 216 Strand, London WC2R 1AP, UK
Coordinates 51°30'47.693" N -0°6'46.246" E