THE THOMAS LAYTON TRUST & LAYTON'S COLLECTION

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Layton’s Library: A Curious Collection, 22 January – 3 April 2016

The exhibition Layton’s Library: A Curious Collection will display some of the most beautiful and unusual examples of 17th and 18th century...

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LAYTON’S BEQUEST

Thomas Layton bequeathed his collection to the people of Brentford to create a museum. Difficulties with his will thwarted his plan and parts of the collection were dispersed. The Thomas Layton Trust is bringing his bequest back together on this website as our Virtual Museum.

THOMAS LAYTON

Thomas Layton lived in Brentford, Middlesex between 1826 and 1911. He served on various local authority bodies for over 50 years, and helped develop new buildings and services... read more

THE LAYTON TRAIL

Download a walk through Victorian Brentford and discover some of Layton's legacy

ON SALE – LAYTON’S LEGACY

Purchase a beautifully illustrated book by Mike Galer, called Layton's Legacy.

LEARNING RESOURCES

Medals & Coins

Medals and Coins A remarkable collection of 3,500 coins, tokens and medals - Roman, Greek, Indian, American and British.

Archaeology & Ethnography

Medals and Coins 5,200 archaeological and ethnographic artifacts including items from UK, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Peru and N. America.

Maps & Prints

Medals and Coins 4,000 maps and prints and 150 framed prints, maps and paintings.

Books & Manuscripts

Medals and Coins 8,000 from the 16th century to 19th century, remain in the collection, together with a small collection of manuscripts and some of Layton's personal papers.