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River & Rowing Museum

  • Henley-on-Thames
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

The River and Rowing Museum is home to a collection of over 20,000 items telling the history of rowing, Henley on Thames, and the River Thames. With a variety of free family-friendly activities and a fascinating exhibition dedicated to the children’s book “Wind in the Willows”, your tiny explorers will have plenty to see and do at the museum too.

Visiting with the little ones? Grab a backpack from reception, create your own Activity Trolley and explore various family-friendly trails in the museum. Kids can also dress up in Regatta costumes, try their hand at rowing, take part in a puppet show and lots more. The activities change regularly, so you won’t get bored of coming to the River and Rowing Museum easily!

Got tots? The museum runs two weekly clubs for kids aged 18 months to 5 years: Taylor Tug’s Under 5s Club and Taylor Tugs at Tea Time. Join in for stories, crafts, song and dance!

  • Over 20,000 items on display
  • Various kid-friendly activities
  • Weekly tots’ club
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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


General Admission:
Adults: £11.00
Concessions: £10.00
Kids: £9.00

Travel & Contact Information


Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1BF, England

Phone number

01491 415 600



Click here to visit River & Rowing Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Standard and disabled toilet facilities. Baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Baby changing facilities provided. The cafe offers a full hot and cold children's menu every day and can offer milk warming when requested.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

The River and Rowing Museum's terrace cafe is the perfect place to unwind, with a fantastic selection of delicious hot and cold home made dishes, cold drinks, tea, coffee and delectable homemade cakes. The terrace cafe is one of the few places in Henley or along the river to offer parking for customers. Parking is free if you are using the cafe or Museum. A large sun terrace, daily newspapers and great service add to this fantastic eating experience. Visitors to the terrace cafe do not have to visit the Museum galleries.

Yes, River & Rowing Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, River & Rowing Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

River & Rowing Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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