River & Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames

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The River & Rowing Museum is one of the U.K’s leading regional museums. Situated in picturesque Henley-on-Thames, the museum has a permanent collection exploring the River Thames, the international sport of rowing, the town of Henley and the Wind in the Willows. In addition, the museum plays host to a number of visiting exhibitions, working with partners such as the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, the Hayward Gallery, Southbank and the National Portrait Gallery in London.

The Museum is a registered educational charity, and welcomes over 100,000 visitors per year, including 20,000 children and adults who enjoy time in the purpose built learning centre.
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  • August 20, 2017
    I took our 2 and 4 year olds to the River & Rowing Museum not expecting much. We had played in the next door park and fed the dicks on the river and decided to just pop in to the museum because we wer...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    I seem to be in the minority on this venue. But here goes. Very poor value for the money, if you are able to return or even wish to small incentive. Cafe over priced also, poor food quality staff need...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    The focus of the museum is obvious in its name but it has much to offer besides, especially in the school holidays. This summer there is a Peter Rabbit exhibition; there are also occasional workshops ...  more »
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  • Very good and interesting. Lots to see and the school trip looks great. Lots of fun and cool exhibitions
  • The John Piper paintings exhibition is well worth seeing. The museum holds many interesting exhibits on the Thames, rowing & boating, Henley, also on the story of Wind in the Willows.
  • Took my 4 year old and 5 month old. Had a great day out. Some good interactive exhibits for my 4 year old and plenty of room for the buggy. Food in the café is also lovely.
  • Popular museum and tourist attraction in Henley, adjacent to the parks and riverside. Good exhibitions, cafe and function rooms for hire.
  • Great informative Museum, good to see the Atlantic Challenger out the front as well!

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