Henley Gallery

Learn about the history of Henley since 1150, see our beautiful steam launch ‘Eva’ and exhibits on Henley’s historic building and local companies. Marvel at John Piper’s 1959 mural ‘Landscape of the Two Seasons’.

Things to do…

  • Dress up in Victorian costume for a day out at Henley Royal Regatta
  • Be taken on a guided tour though Henley’s development by Dr Plot
  • Listen to extracts from Sir Bulstrode Whitlocke’s diary to discover the impact that the Civil War had on the town
  • Watch the amazing footage of Henley from 100 years ago

Things to see…

  • Jan Siberechts ‘Henley from the Wargrave Road, 1698
  • Eva, the first Umpire launch for the Regatta, built on the Thames in 1876
  • Our unique 2000 year old hoard of Iron Age gold coins
  • Prince Rupert’s Elm, the remains of the tree where Prince Rupert hung a parliamentarian during the Civil War
  • Ravenscroft’s Lead Crystal Glass, developed in Henley in the 17th century

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our principal sponsor: