River Gallery

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Discover the story of Britain’s greatest river from prehistoric times to the present day.

Things to do…

  • Look out of the window and see the Ratty’s refuge wildlife garden
  • Find out how much water you use daily
  • Learn about the bugs that live in the river
  • Put together a food web and see who eats who

Things to see…

  • The new hands on Life area – discover more about the animals, birds and bugs that live in, on and by the river
  • The new Drink area – find out how the water we use reaches us and how we used it in the past
  • Learn about the royal tradition of Swan Upping
  • Log Boats – discover how our ancestors used the river as a super highway to trade goods and move from place to place
  • The Wall – our community exhibition space, always something new and exciting to see