Visit the River & Rowing Museum


The Museum – including the special exhibition, Art of the Wild: Gertrude Hermes and the Natural World, Exclusive Curator Tours, Cafe and Shop – are ALL now OPEN!

Opening hours: Thurs to Mon, 10am – 4pm

Exhibition tickets and Curator Tours must be booked in advance – Book now!

Upstairs galleries and The Wind in the Willows – We’re working hard behind the scenes towards reopening the upstairs galleries in September. The Wind in the Willows will remain closed until further notice.

For more detailed visit information, please refer to our FAQs Museum General Updated August 2020

Safety First

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

We will:

  • 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
  • Following government guidelines – we’re insisting all visitors to wear a protective face covering whilst visiting the Museum
  • Providing us with your contact details in line with guidance issued by the Department for Health and Social Care (Track & Trace)
  • 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

Track and Trace

In order to help reduce the risk of a local outbreak of coronavirus, we are taking contact details for customers, as well as recording times entering and leaving our premises. In line with guidance issued by the Department for Health and Social Care, we will keep your details for 21 days. We will share them with Test and Trace personnel, if asked, in the event of a fellow customer or staff member testing positive for coronavirus.

Data will be handled according to GDPR, security and ethical standards at every stage of the process – from its collection and storage by us to its transfer and use by NHS Test and Trace. NHS Test and Trace will handle all data according to the highest ethical and security standards and it will be used only for NHS care, management, evaluation and research.


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 a short walk from Henley on Thames railway station with car parking for Museum, Cafe and Shop visitors only.  The Museum is fully accessible to wheelchair users.


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