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River & Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames

(4.3/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The display of boats is inspiring from the earliest wooden racing boats from the late 1800's to modern carbon fibre. The most inspirational one has to be the ocean rowing boat that crossed the Atlanti...  more »
  • We return to the River and Rowing museum regularly. Always a pleasure. Current Clangers, Bagpuss etc exhib brought back happy childhood memories.  more »
  • Limited menu but great quality ingredients and buzzing atmosphere in great location..... not the cheapest but really delicious and fabulous service..... will definitely return!  more »
  • I go every year and always have a great time . If you love the boating atmosphere then this really is the place to go . Everyone is so friendly and there are some great restaurants to eat in . The whole experience is fantastic can't wait to go again .
  • Fantastic day out, really fun and well organised.
  • Very good museum. Has a surprising range of exhibits. Kids loved the Wind in the Willows exhibition.
  • Great night out with good live music.
  • Good view on a sunny day