Hounslow Council

Committee details

The Thomas Layton Collection

Purpose of committee

Trust for the Thomas Layton Collection.


Thomas Layton collected books, coins, and archaeological items (known as ‘antiquities’) for 70 years.  In that time he had accumulated what has been described as "probably the largest collection of London antiquities ever amassed by a single individual".


On his death in 1911, Layton gave £20,000 and all his collection to the people of Brentford.






Contact information

Support officer: Kay Duffy Tel: 020 8583 2067 or Email:  kay.duffy@hounslow.gov.uk.