Meet Thomas Layton

The Thomas Layton website shows off a collection of rare books, prints, coins and antiquities left to the people of Brentford by this eccentric Victorian businessman, councillor and benefactor.

Layton lived in the area most of his life and after it wanted a museum built to house the varied collection he amassed. It never happened and much of the collection has never been seen by the public, until now. You can explore it right here, online.

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