River & Rowing Museum Galleries

PLEASE NOTE: We’re no longer operating pre-booking. Walk-up tickets are available on the door for visits during opening hours Thurs to Mon 10am to 4pm. Please contact the Museum directly with any queries in advance of your visit museum@rrm.co.uk.

General admission includes entry to Skyscape: the limitless art of the skyJohn Piper display, Café, Shop and all galleries.

Christmas opening hours: The Museum, Café, Shop and Car Park will be closed 24 December 2021 – 5 January 2022 inclusive, reopening on Thursday 6 January 2022.

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The River & Rowing Museum has 6 permanent galleries, full of fascinating exhibits and fun interactive displays.

Our permanent galleries are:

Packed with historic boats, Olympic medals and beautiful boats, the International Rowing Gallery tells the story of rowing from Ancient Greeks to modern Olympians and trans-Atlantic expeditions. In the Henley Gallery, you’ll discover many remarkable stories, an Iron Age hoard of gold coins and the beautiful steam launch Eve.  The River Gallery takes visitors on a journey through thousands of years of life along the majestic Thames.  The John Piper Gallery features work by the prolific British artist, including pieces from private collections and loans from galleries around the UK.  The Community Gallery offers local groups the opportunity to showcase their creative talents.

The Wind in the Willows gives visitors a chance to join Ratty, Toad, Mole and Badger as they picnic by the river in this beautiful walk through experience.

Important Information: –
The Siberechts Gallery is closed temporarily in order for the Museum to carry out vital work on the Collections Project: a full audit and inventory of the Museum’s collection. This closure is likely to be in place until November 2021, but please do come and peak inside the gallery to see the behind-the-scenes work we are doing! We appreciate that the Siberechts painting is a popular visitor attraction in itself, so if you were planning to make a special trip to the Museum in order to see the painting, then please contact the Museum in advance and we will arrange for you to have access to the Siberechts Gallery.

Would you like to volunteer on the Collections Project?

If you are interested in being a volunteer on the Collections Project, and would like to find out more, please email volunteering@rrm.co.uk.

Our temporary gallery space on the ground floor hosts an exciting programme of temporary and visiting exhibitions, working with partners such as the National Portrait Gallery, the Ashmolean, the V&A and the Hayward Gallery in London.

To find out about current and upcoming temporary exhibitions visit the What’s On area of the website.