Group travel

A Day out in beautiful Henley on Thames

Enjoy a day out at the River & Rowing Museum with your group, and discover the history of this quintessentially English town.  With full or half day options available, five permanent galleries and a constantly changing series of temporary art exhibitions, there is so much to explore.  Visitors of all ages enjoy joining Ratty, Mole, Toad and Badger in the atmospheric Wind in the Willows 3D exhibition that brings the classic story to life!  In 2017 a brand new gallery opened featuring the work of popular British Artist John Piper, including painting, collage, stained glass and tapestry.

Coach & Car Parking

With room for 70 cars, the Museum has its own car park including coach-parking facilities. To ensure a smooth arrival and welcome for your group, we ask that coach parking is pre-booked. Our Duty Manager will greet your group on arrival, with a warm welcome and orientation information. We are pleased to offer free Museum admission and tea and coffee for coach drivers.


We are situated in the meadows on the banks of the river in the beautiful Henley on Thames. The Museum is easy to find and sign-posted from all entrances to the town, which is a leisurely ten minute walk away.  If you’d like to extend your visit, we are ideally situated for a visit to the stunning National Trust property Greys Court, local country park Stonor, as well as a short walk from the bustling centre of Henley.


The Café at the Museum offers a range of hot and cold lunch options, delicious freshly made cakes and afternoon tea options.  To book a table, or for menu information, please get in touch with Pilar Norfolk on 01491 415631 or email:

Museum shop

At the end of your visit, the Museum shop offers plenty of opportunities to take home a souvenir of your day out.  The shop is filled with gorgeous gifts, from beautiful leather handbags and pretty jewellery to books and greetings cards.  Group visitors enjoy a 10% discount in the Museum shop.

Group Admission Prices 2019

We offer a pre-booked discounted Admission Rate for Group Visitors to the Museum (minimum 10 people), if booked at least 24 hours in advance.

Museum Admission

Ticket Type Admission Prices
Adult £9.50
Organiser & Driver Free of charge

Boat trip

Enjoy a one-hour private group river trip on the beautiful River Thames, which can be added to any of our packages, minimum 30 guests.  Available through one of our recommended suppliers at preferential prices, available upon request.

Guided Gallery Tour   £35 per group

Choose from either a guided general tour of the galleries, or John Piper introductory talk.  Tours are subject to availability and must be booked in advance.  Maximum 25 people per group.

Group Travel Packages 2019

River Lovers    £27.75

Start the day at the Museum with tea/coffee and Danish pastry, free time in the galleries and lunch.  As an optional extra, explore the Royal Regatta course on a boat trip along the River Thames.

Art Lovers     £23.75

Spend a whole day at the Museum and explore the stunning John Piper Gallery.  Add our guided introductory talk as an optional extra.  Enjoy lunch followed by tea/coffee and free time in the galleries and shop.

A day out in Henley on Thames    £14.45

Spend the morning in the bustling centre of picturesque Henley, followed by a visit to the Museum and delicious afternoon cream tea.

An Earthly Paradise: William Morris & The Thames  Half Day Package  £14.25              1 February – 14 July 

Start the day at the Museum and enjoy Tea/Coffee and Danish pastry. The morning will be spent enjoying the galleries and our new temporary exhibition illustrating William Morris’ personal love of the river, seen in the Thames series of textile designs and in his writings as well.  Lunch in the Museum café can be booked in addition to your half day package, prices available on request.

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William Morris Introductory Talk             £35 per group

As an optional extra, we can offer your group an introductory talk on William Morris, his work and his love of the Thames, available for pre-booking to accompany the exhibition.

For further information, please contact Pilar Norfolk at the River & Rowing Museum:

01491 415631

How to book:

  • Please call or email to check availability
  • Bookings must be made at least 14 days in advance
  • Bookings must be confirmed in writing using the booking form
  • We’ll confirm your booking in writing on receipt of your form
  • Final details, including numbers must be confirmed 14 days before your visit.

Booking Terms & Conditions

  • Admission prices are discounted rates and no further discounts are available
  • All prices are inclusive of VAT
  • A single payment is required to qualify for group rates
  • All details, including final numbers and catering orders must be confirmed 14 days in advance and will be charged accordingly
  • Payment for admission, boat trips and catering can be made in advance by cheque (made payable to the River & Rowing Museum Foundation) or by debit/credit card by calling 01491 415631.
  • Boat trips are available Monday – Friday between 10.00am – 4.00pm, for a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 46 people. Boat trips are not available during Henley Royal Regatta.
  • Gallery tours are available for a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 50 people when pre-booked at least 4 weeks in advance of your visit. In gallery talks may be available for smaller groups, please call to check.
  • A deposit may be required for catering and boat trips.
  • Invoicing available upon request
  • Refund restrictions apply

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