The Henley Story Curator Tour

Bringing the history of Henley to life

We’re excited to shed new light and insights into some of the older items in the Museum with this new, intimate Curator Tour: The Henley Story, 2pm on Thursday 24 September. Max 8 people. Pre-booking essential.


Discover the rich history of Henley on Thames, made famous by the Henley Royal Regatta, on a new and informative guided tour showcasing some unique and historic items from the collection. From the first evidence of human activity in this area, 250,000 years ago, through to the rise of Leander Club and regattas drawing rowers and pleasure seekers from around the world, hear how Henley has always been so closely linked to its special position on the River Thames and about the fascinating people who have shaped its story.

These engaging one hour curator-led tours, are followed by time to enjoy the gallery and the opportunity to ask questions.

Click here for more information on the Henley Gallery.

Last chance to see: Gertrude Hermes
Due to demand, the Museum will be extending the opportunity to visit the exhibition of ‘Art of the Wild: Gertrude Hermes and the Natural World’ until 11 October. Get even closer to this ground-breaking wood engraver by taking a small group Curator Tour (2pm on Monday, Max 8 people.  28 September). General admission not included. Book today.

Curator Tours of the Museum’s dedicated John Piper Gallery, exploring the rich career of this local artist, will also continue into September (2pm on Fridays, Max 4 people. 18 and 25 September). Book today.

Make a day of it! Why not combine a tour with lunch at the Museum’s new Chocolate Café or an after-tour treat of afternoon tea?