The River and Rowing Museum Henley
full of fascinating exhibits
The Royal Regatta course

River and Rowing Museum Henley on Thames


The River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, is located on a site at Mill Meadows by the River Thames. It has three main themes represented by major permanent galleries, the non-tidal River Thames, the international sport of rowing and the local town of Henley-on-Thames.

The Museum opened in 1998 to celebrate the River, the international sport of Rowing and the town of Henley on Thames. From 2004 a fourth permanent gallery, the delightful Wind in the Willows exhibition, was added.  The Museum runs a broad programme of special exhibitions and activities including lectures, children’s workshops and family events.  The dedicated education centre runs innovative education programmes and the Museum accommodates 20,000 education visitors a year. 

The museum now displays a unique collection of video clips. One of the highlights for visitors to the Schwarzenbach International Rowing Gallery is an interactive exhibit In the Cox's Seat that allows visitors to sit in a rowing boat and experience a race at the Henley Royal Regatta.

Visit the River and Rowing Museum Website.

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The Museum is open 7 days a week
Summer (1st May – 31st Aug) 10am – 5.30pm
Winter (1st Sept – 30th April) 10am – 5pm
Tel: 01491 415600 


Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015