River and Rowing Museum Henley on Th.

Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames
South East England, United Kingdom
Email: museum@rrm.co.uk
Phone: +44(0)1491 415600
Website: http://rrm.co.uk/
closed on: none
Museum Type: Ecomuseum, History / City
River and Rowing Museum Henley

The River and Rowing Museum in Henley on Thames is a museum mainly dedicated to the history of the River Thames, its culture and people.

Opened in 1999, the museum is housed in an award-winning building, designed by British architect David Chipperfield, beautifully located on the river Thames bank in Oxfordshire.

The museum is particularly oriented to families, its permanent exhibition consists of three main areas: one dedicated to the history of the sport of rowing, another to the history of the town of Henley on Thames since the 12th Century and the third to the story of the River Thames from prehistory onward. Another exhibit depicts the children’s novel The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth GrahameThe museum also offers a fascinating garden with a pond, sculptures of animals and indigenous vegetation and wildlife.

Special exhibitions, children activities, group travels, boat trips a shop and a café facing the river are available at the museum. The River and Rowing Museum is fully accessible

Review by Riccardo Bianchini, Inexhibit
Photos: cover by Rowland Show; 1 and 2  by Andy Wilson © The River & Rowing Museum

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