Introducing you to the Collection

The River & Rowing Museum holds over 20,000 items covering the international sport of rowing, the history of Henley on Thames, the story of the River Thames, the children’s book The Wind in the Willows and the Modern British artist John Piper. This includes objects, books, ephemera, archival material, artworks and photographs.

You can explore the Museum’s objects on our online collection page. If you would like a quick look at some of the objects then take one of our highlights tours. If you would like to explore more of the collection then click on one of the subject areas where you can browse by groups of objects. If you know what you are looking for then go straight to keyword search or advanced search.

Please note: The River & Rowing Museum is working on a multi-year Collections Management programme to improve and review our collections documentation and stores. This is to enable us to address a number of pressing issues. In light of this, please be aware that it may take us some time to get back to you. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.