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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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  • I adored Wind in the willows & decided to see display, it was superb, delightfully narrated and scenes so beautiful. Wished our grandchildren lived closer, charming for young & old, great cafe for aft...  more »
  • Just found a little gem behind the museum. The cafe serves a incredible breakfast at a fair price the quality is of a high standard and although you can park in the car park you can claim the parking ...  more »
  • Visited the museum primarily to see Wind in the Willows exhibition. It was superb and wished we had grandchildren with us.as someone not particularly interested in rowing I was captivated by the displ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Interesting museum. Features lots of unique things from rowing history, including things like boats used to win Olympic medals. Nice food in the cafe.
  • The staff are very nice. Cool place to visit and kid friendly.