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: https://www.rrm.co.uk/
closed on: tuesday and wednesday (open daily in Summer)
Museum Type: Ecomuseum, History / City
River and Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames, exterior

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

Above: the River and Rowing Museum in Henley on Thames; photo Rowland Shaw (CC BY-SA 2.5).

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 toward 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’s 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.

River and Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames, interior

An interior view of the museum and its permanent exhibition; photo Diamond Geezer (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

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