River & Rowing Museum | Day Out With The Kids

River & Rowing Museum

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England

  • River & Rowing Museum
  • River & Rowing Museum
  • River & Rowing Museum

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor

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


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Onsite Onsite Shop
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit River & Rowing Museum's website
01491 415 600

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


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

More Information


Standard and disabled toilet facilities. Baby changing facilities.

Baby food facilities

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

Gift shop

The shop offers beautiful and unique gifts and accessories for any occasion, including a vast range of pocket money items for children. A collection of books which will enchant and inspire, from the delightful tales of Wind in the Willows to rowing past a

Eating information

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.