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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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    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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    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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    The shop stocks locally made jewellery, ceramics, handbags, Wind in the Willows toys and a wide range of speciality publications.

  • Schools


    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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    What’s On

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

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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

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    Rowing Heritage Champions

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

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    Eduardo Paolozzi: General Dynamic F.U.N. 

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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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    The genius of Edward Lear…

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    Shop online!

    Our online shop is packed with gorgeous gifts and stunning collections including beautiful Kate Moby homeware and Julie Dodsworth’s vintage style accessories.

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    Paolozzi and a Pint

    A Museums at Night, out of hours opportunity to explore our exciting new exhibition ‘Eduardo Paolozzi: General Dynamic F.U.N.’ and the Museum Galleries at your leisure.

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    Edward Lear: Travel and Nonsense

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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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