Henley River and Rowing Museum

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What’s it all about?

Henley river and rowing museum is, as the name suggests a museum dedicated to rivers and rowing as well as the history of Henley. Whilst the museum itself is interesting, the reason for listing it here is that there is a great permanent Wind in the Willows exhibition. This brings to life the much-loved story with 3D models, lighting and music. My 4yr old and 1.5yr old love it there. Our record so far is 4 circuits, at which point I had to drag them away!

After visiting the museum it’s only a short walk to Henley park. This is a particularly lovely play area for toddlers but also suits older children.

An annual pass is very reasonably priced. We’ve found it a fab place to visit on an afternoon when we’re struggling for something to get us out the house, especially on rainy days. There is also a nice cafe.


The museum, cafe and shop are open 7 days a week 10am to 5pm (Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day)
Mill Lane, Henley, RG9 1BF



How much

Adult £9, child 4 to 16 £6. Concessions apply as well the option for an annual pass (adult £24, child £16)

Other things you may want to know

– There is a free car park

– The museum and exhibitions are small enough that a toddler can toddle around it without a push chair if you prefer (although taking a push chair in is fine too and there is a lift)

– It’s worth exploring the museum itself upstairs, there are a few exhibits that small children can interact with

– The cafe have a children’s menu for lunch/dinner

Contact/More Information

T: 01491 415600

E: museum@rrm.co.uk

W: https://www.rrm.co.uk/


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We're celebrating National Sporting Heritage Day (#NSHD19) on 30 Sept with a fascinating talk about the 1829 Boat Race Letter, written by Charles Wordsworth, of #Oxford University, to his friend Charles Merivale, of #Cambridge University, about the upcoming Boat Race between the universities.

The content of this letter has been known for a long time, but now the actual letter will be accessible to #scholars and #researchers and be on permanent display in the #Rowing #Gallery at the #Museum.

Our Curator will bring the letter to life at 12.30pm and 2.30pm on 30 Sept. The talk is free with museum admission, but please book a space by calling 01491 415600 or click here: www.rrm.co.uk/whats-on/spotlight-collection-talk-1829-boat-race-letter/

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We’re thrilled to be hosting an event for the #Chilterns Heritage Festival. The @chilternsociety have organised an exciting series of events between 21st Sep – 6th Oct, and we’re delighted to be a part of it. Visit chilternsociety.org.uk/heritage-festival to learn more. ... See MoreSee Less

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There’s still time to visit our #Bears! #exhibition from @7Stories – "Our little one loved spotting all of the bears he knows from his favourite books, dressing up as bears & reading bear books in the cave upstairs!” - open until 3 Nov. www.rrm.co.uk/whats-on/bears/ ... See MoreSee Less

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We’re delighted to present the details of our biennial rowing conference on Saturday 16 November: Rowing Futures: Inspiration, engagement & the future.

As home to the world’s largest collection of rowing artefacts, the River & Rowing Museum is the perfect location to host this topical event.

The conference will explore how rowing in the UK pushes boundaries – increasing diversity, encouraging the growth of indoor rowing and inspiring the next generation of Olympians and Paralympians.

Often seen as the preserve of the elite, the River & Rowing Museum – in partnership with British Rowing – will be showing how the world of rowing is changing.

An amazing line up of speakers is already confirmed. Find out more and join us for an inspirational day...http://ow.ly/93l850weUWM
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Your first #Christmas #gift of the year: 15% #earlybird #discount on room hire. Book your Christmas #party at the #Museum before 14 Oct '19 - Christmas work ‘do’ or #festive night out, the stunning surroundings will make it a truly memorable celebration. ow.ly/PrQZ50weSnr ... See MoreSee Less

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Taylor Tugs Under 5’s Club at Teatime 3 - 4pm Weds, term time
£3 per child. Enjoy fun, interactive structured sessions for you and your little one, with craft, stories and songs. Themes and activities change weekly. Book now: ow.ly/p2TF50w6XOM
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