The River and Rowing Museum

Words Jemma Slevin




We love the River and Rowing Museum! With a constantly evolving calendar of temporary art and photography exhibitions and a year-round calendar of nature trails, craft workshops and family days, there is always something new to see and do. 


The Museum has four permanent galleries dedicated to Rowing, Rivers, the work of British Artist John Piper and the history of Henley on Thames. The Museum is also home to the magical Wind in the Willows exhibition which my kiddies loved and that brings to life the much-loved story with 3D models, lighting and music.

The shop is a great place to pick up unique gifts and the café, for my little gang, has proven to be a hit for both a delicious lunch and a scrumptious tea, they do great coffee too! 

 The museum is open daily from 10am – 5pm and amazingly admission tickets are valid for 12 months, so you can pay once and come back as often as you like!
Parking is next to the museum and free for visitors, and its only a short 10 minute walk to get into the center of Henley with its plethora of restaurants, cafes and shops. 


You’ll have a great day out here.