International Rowing Gallery
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, with fascinating boats of all shapes, sizes and histories, set in an awe-inspiring space.
Things to do…
See if you can Row Together
Take a seat in a Greek Trireme
Try out your technique on our indoor rower
Check out the size of Sir Matthew Pinsent’s shoes in the 2000 Olympic boat!
Things to see…
The boat Sir Steve Redgrave won his fifth Olympic gold medal in at the Sydney Games
Olympic torches and gold medals
The boat that won the first Boat Race
The exciting story of Extreme Rowing, with amazing film footage
The ‘Unbeaten Boat’
The International Rowing Gallery’s most recent display ‘Women in Rowing’ recognises the incredible impact women have had on British rowing in recent years.
The display celebrates the inspirational story of British women’s rowing at the Olympic and Paralympic Games from Sydney 2000 through to the present day. Fascinating personal stories illustrate the many pathways which have brought women to rowing at elite level and on to successes in the Olympics and Paralympics, providing role models for a new generation of rowers and bringing the display to life.
See the renowned ‘Unbeaten Boat’
This unique installation tells the untold story of the iconic ‘Unbeaten Boat.’ The 2012 racing hull took Helen Glover and Heather Stanning to the 2016 Olympics without losing a race. British Rowing has generously loaned the boat to the Museum and the display recounts the ecstatic moment at the London Olympics when Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won the first GB Gold Medal of the 2012 Games.
Women in Rowing
In celebration of International Women’s Day, listen to the inspirational words from some of our incredible women featured in our Women in Rowing Display: –