Help us share the joy of the art and stories of the river. We welcome your support in whatever way you can give it – whether by becoming a Friend, volunteering with us, making a one-off donation, or more.
Image: Temple Island © Hedley Thorne
Support us by donating
Art and culture changes the way we see the world and keeps us well. As a charity, the Museum relies on the generosity of its audiences and supporters to continue to inspire and support its communities. Can you support your Museum and secure its future?
How your donation helps us to bring the river to life
Every penny makes a difference. With your help, we can continue our work caring for the precious and often fragile historic objects in the Museum’s world-class collection. Their stories can be shared, sparking new ideas and creativity among the next generation.
Our fantastic volunteers help us run the River & Rowing Museum smoothly, bringing a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the organisation. They help us keep the river's art and stories accessible to all and to nurture the creativity of our community.
We offer opportunities for our volunteers to support front of house, curatorial and museum maintenance activities.
Friends & Supporters
Members of our Friends and Supporters programmes are some of our greatest advocates and are fundamental to helping us offer the experiences we do.
One of the best ways you can support us is by becoming a Friend of the Museum, or a member of our Henley 100 club. In gratitude, Friends and Patrons receive a suite of benefits tailored to your level of support.
Donating to our Collection
Do you have an object that you think should be in the River & Rowing Museum’s collection?
Our collections total over 35,000 items that tell the interweaving stories of the River Thames, the international sport of rowing, Henley and their wider culture and heritage. Much of this collection has been built through generous donations from members of the public. We are always grateful for items that help us to better share our stories. If you think your object has a place in the Museum follow the link below to discover more about donating, what we can and can’t accept, and how to donate.
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