Visit the River & Rowing Museum

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

Explore our galleries and exhibitions, attend one of our events, take a look in our shop, or relax in the Café.

The Museum has four permanent galleries dedicated to Rowing, Rivers, the work of British Artist John Piper and the history of Henley on Thames. The Museum is also home to the magical Wind in the Willows exhibition which brings to life the much-loved story with 3D models, lighting and music.

With a constantly evolving calendar of temporary art and photography exhibitions and a year-round calendar of nature trails, craft workshops and family days, there is always something new to see and do.

A short walk from the centre of Henley on Thames, the Museum is also a short walk from Henley on Thames railway station and offers free parking for visitors.  The Museum is fully accessible to wheelchair users.

Opening times

The Museum is open daily from 10am – 5pm.

During the Christmas period, the Museum is open daily as normal with the exception of the following dates when we are closed:

24, 25, 26 & 31 December and 1st January

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