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River & Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames

(4.4/5 based on 240+ 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 museum is well conceived with lots of very educational and informative exhibits. We'll visit again the next time we're in the area. The Wind in the Willows section is great for kids. We had planne...  more »
  • Great place to visit for the family. It takes you visually through the story of wind in the willows even featuring a gypsy caravan - pretend to make a cup of tea with your little ones. There's a great...  more »
  • I just popped in for a bit of info about the museum. Found it was affordable and went in. Absolutely blown away by the upturned boats and quantity on display  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.