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The River & Rowing Museum is one of the U.K’s leading regional museums. Situated in picturesque Henley-on-Thames, the museum has four permanent galleries exploring the River Thames, the international sport of rowing, the town of Henley and the Wind in the Willows. In addition, the museum plays host to a number of visiting exhibitions, working with partners such as the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, the Hayward Gallery Southbank and the National Portrait Gallery in London.
The Museum is a registered educational charity, and welcomes over 100,000 visitors per year, including 20,000 children and adults who enjoy time in the purpose built learning centre.

The Museum has a full programme of family days and activities, many of which are free with entry to the Museum.

Designed by Sir David Chipperfield, the award-winning museum building is a point of interest in itself. It houses six exhibition galleries, a library and archive, learning centre, function rooms and the Quince Tree Café.

We have an exciting programme of visiting exhibitions, family days, events and creative workshops planned, with something for all ages.

Don’t miss David Hockney: from the beginning with work from the V&A and National Portrait Gallery!

Opening details

The Museum, Quince Tree Café and shop are open every day, 10am – 5pm


1 ticket - 365 days museum entrance, 8 family days, 6 visiting exhibitions

Family groups – 10% discount

Adult - £11
Concessions - £10
Child 4 & over - £9
Free admission for carers

Sat 13 Feb - Sun 5 Jun 2016

In this intimate exhibition, we explore the early work of David Hockney, one of the most influential British artists of the modern era.

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Tue 31 May 2016

Create your own block-prints using a range of materials. 4 – 7 yrs

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Wed 1 Jun 2016

Develop your landscape watercolour techniques, taking inspiration from our beautiful riverside setting to learn watercolour techniques, painting skies, willow trees, water and wildlife. 13 – 16yrs

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Thu 2 Jun 2016

Create your own fabulous fashions, stage a catwalk show and join the paparazzi by adding your image to our selfie gallery! Get dressed in your finest and strike a pose!

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Mon 6 Jun 2016

Enjoy fun, interactive sessions for you and your little one, with craft, stories and songs at this weekly drop in session. Themes and activities change weekly.

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River & Rowing Museum

01491 415600


Mill Meadows,
Henley on Thames,




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Map reference: SU 767820  Lat: 51.53228 Long: -0.89557

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