Henley River and Rowing Museum

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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.

Where/When

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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5 months ago

River & Rowing Museum

Henley Mums Henley Area Parents Gillotts School Badgemore Primary School Rupert House School St Mary's Preparatory School Trinity CE Primary School
Peppard CE Primary School Shiplake CE Primary School

Now you have the perfect excuse to get those smaller people out on a walk this weekend - and you only need hand over your phone!

Our Wildlife Photography Competition for Henley children is still open - including prizes for you and your school - closes 10th July. 🌳🦆🐾

Find out more: www.rrm.co.uk/learning/wildlife-photography-competition/

#wildlife #photography #henley
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Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay🐝🌳.

We believe that #nature is the vitamin of life and that it is our responsibility to respect and protect it in return.

Calling young nature lovers to enter our #wildlife #photography Competition!

www.rrm.co.uk/learning/wildlife-photography-competition/
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This #VolunteersWeek, we not only want to pay tribute to the amazing #NHSVolunteerResponders, we also want to thank our own brilliant #museum #volunteers who continue to give us their precious time, skills and passion.

We could not open the Museum without you. Thank you ALL! 👏👏 #volunteering NCVO
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If you, like us, having been missing the excitement of National Schools Regatta at Dorney Lake this weekend, you may enjoy these land training exercises - ideal for maintaining rowing fitness from home. www.rrm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Be-a-Great-Rower.pdf

#NSR #natschools #nsrmemories #halfterm #nsr2021 @nsr_uk #staystrong #stayactive #MuseumFromHome #museumathome
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Happy Elmer Day! We’re excited to announce that this
exciting exhibition - Elmer & Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee - will be arriving at the Museum after it is safe to reopen. 🐘

In the meantime, celebrate Elmer Day today (23rd May) by wearing your brightest clothes and making these elephant ears.
www.rrm.co.uk/visit/elmer-exhibition/

You can then keep your elephant ears to the ground to be among the first to find out when Elmer & Friends arrive at the Museum this Autumn!

This colourful exhibition will be coming to us from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books. #ElmerDay @AndersenPress @7Stories #7Stories #Elmerthepatchworkelephant
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5 months ago

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It's #MuseumsDay!

Whilst we're missing all of you at the Museum, rest assured Andy is taking good care of our much-loved building whilst we're closed. We look forward to welcoming everyone back once it's safe to re-open.

In the mean time, to celebrate #museumsday, we'd love you to share your favourite pics and tell us about your special memories from time you've spent at the Museum.

#IMD2020 #MuseumFromHome #CultureInQuarantine #museumathome
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6 months ago

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We’re marking the 75th anniversary of ‘Victory in Europe’ Day with this celebratory pen and ink drawing of King George VI drawn by local young artist and Henley resident Dennis Albert Jones in 1945 aged just 16.

Begin to imagine the emotion of that day, that millions of people had been waiting for, when war in Europe came to an end. Shades of our own NHS rainbows today, Henley residents in 1945 displayed many similar pictures in shop windows around the town to celebrate the end of the Second World War in Europe. collection.rrm.co.uk/objects/23811

Today we remember old heroes and new ones.

How are you marking this day from home?

#Henley #community #VEDay75 #VEDayatHome #VEDay2020 #Stayhome #Nursesweek2020
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Sit back with a cuppa for #Museumfromhome and hear River & Rowing Museum Assistant Curator Katherine Robson talking about photographer Henry Taunt’s interesting and inspiring life story. #TeawiththeCurator

A self-made commercial and outdoor photographer, Taunt’s photos recapture the spirit of the Victorian Thames. His passion for the river meant that his photos now provide a unique record of life and work along the Victorian Thames. We are extremely lucky to have many copies of Taunt’s photos in the Museum's collection.

Which river walks or scenes have inspired you?

#museumfromhome #allinthesameboat
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This stunning photo of Temple Island, only a stone’s throw away from the River & Rowing Museum, was taken in the 1870s by Henry Taunt who #escaped poverty to become a successful photographer of the Victorian Thames. A prolific photographer, Taunt produced about 53,000 negatives during his career. Please share your photos of the river - perhaps from a recent 'lockdown' walk or from a while ago. #allinthesameboat #museumathome collection.rrm.co.uk/objects/20495 ... See MoreSee Less

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