Visit the River & Rowing Museum

Opening Hours

Thursday to Monday 10am to 4pm.

Extended summer opening times: From Monday 25th July until Sunday 4th September we’ll be open 7 days a week between 10am and 4pm.

Please note, due to staff and volunteer shortages, the museum will be closed on Friday 22nd July (café and car park open as usual). We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

We’re no longer operating a booking system. Walk-up tickets are available on the door (no pre-booking available) for visits during opening hours Thursday to Monday 10am to 4pm. Please contact the Museum directly with any queries in advance of your visit

General Admission includes entry to Wind in the Willows and all galleries. Cafe and Shop also open 10am to 4pm Thursday to Monday.

Sign up to the Museum’s enews to keep up to date with latest information and events.

Time Travellers Invention Trail


Tiny Toad’s Animal Antics


Tiny Toad’s Treasure Hunt


Or print these Artist Adventure trails to complete on your visit.  Bring your own pencil or buy one from the Museum shop.


Artist Adventure Imagination Creations


Artist Adventure Super Skills


Safety First

Please be assured that visitor safety remains the Museum’s highest priority.

We will continue to:

  • Limit the number of visitors in the Museum so that there is plenty of space for all
  • Provide hand sanitiser stations for everyone to use
  • Give you a warm welcome at a safe distance

Help us by:

  • Maintaining a social distance by keeping a safe distance from anyone outside your household
  • Wearing a face mask if you wish
  • Staying at home if you or anyone you’ve been in contact with have been feeling unwell
  • Supporting our staff and following their guidance during your visit

The River & Rowing Museum welcomes visitors of all ages to our award-winning building on the banks of the River Thames.

A short walk from the centre of Henley on Thames, the Museum is also just around the corner from Henley on Thames railway station and has car parking (charges apply) for Museum, Cafe and Shop visitors only.  The Museum is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Museum car park closes at 4pm daily.

As a charity with no ongoing government funding, the River & Rowing Museum relies on income from visitors and supporters like you. With its income drastically reduced whilst closed during lockdown and in order to secure the Museum’s long-term future, parking charges were introduced in August 2020 for the first time in the Museum’s 21 year history. Thank you for your support.


*Image – Temple Island, Henley. Credit: Hedley Thorne (