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    Designed by David Chipperfield and located on the banks of the River Thames in Henley on Thames, the Museum celebrates and explores four core themes – Rivers, Rowing, Henley and Wind in the Willows –  through a wide variety of exhibitions and events.

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    The Museum offers a unique opportunity to combine an investigation of real objects from the collections with exploration and inspiration from the natural world, practical experiments and creative activities in the Arbib Education Centre. Sign up for our monthly newsletter here…

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    A stunning contemporary building on the banks of the River Thames.  Set amongst trees and meadows, the River & Rowing Museum offers a unique venue for conferences, parties or weddings. Have drinks on our beautiful terrace and dine in our stunning glass fronted Thames room.

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    What’s On

    The River & Rowing Museum has an interesting and varied programme of special exhibitions, family events, adult and children’s workshops and art courses.

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    Explore the River & Rowing Museum’s collection of 20,000 items and find out more about it’s main themes – the international sport of rowing, the history of Henley on Thames, the story of the River Thames and the children’s book Wind in the Willows.

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    The genius of Edward Lear…

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    What’s On

    Throughout the year there is always something going on at the Museum for families and children.

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    Shop online!

    Spring sale!
    Our online shop is packed with gorgeous gifts and stunning collections including beautiful Kate Moby homeware and Julie Dodsworth’s vintage style accessories. Shop now and enjoy a 10% discount when you enter the code SPRING15 at the checkout.

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    Would you fancy heading down the Nile in this? That’s was John MacGregor did 150 years ago, dodging crocodiles on the way.

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    Epic Egypt – An awesome interactive exhibition for families

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    We are recruiting for a Front Desk staff and Volunteer Gallery Assistants, click here to find out more.

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    Get married at the Museum!  Find out more about our amazing venue…

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    Meet at the Museum!
    With stunning meeting rooms, great catering and AV facilities, the Museum offers a unique venue for your meeting or conference.
    Call us to find out more – 01491 415631

  • HuglessDouglas


    Meet the world’s most huggable bear!

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    Meet Heather Stanning

    Find out what it takes to be a gold medal winner…

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    Rowing Heritage Champions

    Help us preserve our unique rowing heritage by becoming a Rowing Heritage Champion



Meet the world’s most huggable bear!
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The Museum is open 7 days a week
10am – 5pm

Telephone: 01491 415600

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