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April 2020

Plants and Pollinators – CANCELLED

9th April 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Due to the temporary closure of the Museum to visitors, this event will not be going ahead.  Welcome in springtime by creating a mobile blooming with paper and felt plants and the insects that help them grow. Encourage nature to thrive on your doorstep by mixing a seed ball to take home. 7 – 11yrs £8.50 Booking essential please call 01491 415600

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Birds of Prey – CANCELLED

16th April 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Due to the temporary closure of the Museum to visitors, this event will not be going ahead.  Meet the magnificent birds from Millets Farm Falconry, Abingdon, and get up close to hawks, eagles and owls. Enjoy nature themed art and craft activities – watch out for the vultures! The day will include the following talks and activities: • 11.00am Best of British • 1.00pm Scavengers of the Skies • 2.30pm Airborne Hunters • Ferret racing at 12.00pm, 3.15pm. The talks…

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Water Meadows in Watercolour – CANCELLED

17th April 2020 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Due to the temporary closure of the Museum to visitors, this event will not be going ahead.  Discover and enhance your watercolour skills with outdoor sketches on the water meadows by the Museum. You will be taught skills in achieving different marks and textures and creating depth and distance in your work and you will develop your paintings indoors in the Education Studio. £40 Booking essential please call 01491 415600

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Down the River and Through the Woods: wood engravers and the Chiltern countryside – POSTPONED

23rd April 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled in due course. Locally based design and decorative arts historian Dr Graham Twemlow has given many talks at the River & Rowing Museum, and at venues such as the Ashmolean Museum, Christie’s South Kensington, and the Royal Society of Arts, London This illustrated talk to complement the Gertrude Hermes’ exhibition will highlight the work of other contemporary artists working in the wood engraving medium, many of whom had strong links with…

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May 2020

Wharfs, wheelhouses and watermen: the history of Hobbs of Henley – POSTPONED

21st May 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled in due course. 6 – 7pm Boat trip with Hobbs (Including complimentary Mr Hobbs Gin and tonic, or soft drink) 7 – 8pm Talk at the Museum This talk explores the history of Hobbs of Henley, one of the best-known boating businesses on the Thames. It marks the launch of a new book by Dr Simon Wenham, written to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the firm. Hear how a 17th century…

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Rainforest Roundabout – POSTPONED

26th May 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled in due course. Forget carousel horses, make a rainforest roundabout full of jungle animals! 4 – 7 yrs. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. £8.50 Booking essential please call 01491 415600 or fill in the form below. Click here to buy tickets Sell tickets online with Ticket Tailor

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Glass Painting – POSTPONED

27th May 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled in due course. Learn about glass painting and decorate a glass bowl in a colourful patchwork using glass paints inspired by Elmer the Elephant. 7 – 11yrs £8.50 Booking essential please call 01491 415600 or fill in the form below. Click here to buy tickets Sell tickets online with Ticket Tailor

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Elmer in the Jungle – POSTPONED

28th May 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled in due course. Enter Elmer’s world and explore the jungle. Add your own colourful elephant to our giant rainforest scene, make a paper plate toucan, a cheeky monkey and a concertina crocodile and join in the jungle boogie with Mr Toad! Free with admission

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Tusks and Trunks – POSTPONED

29th May 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

This event is postponed and will be rescheduled in due course. Be inspired by the colourful patterns of Elmer to create your own elephant brimming with character and take part in the elephant parade! 4 – 7 yrs. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. £8.50 Booking essential please call 01491 415600 or fill in the form below. Click here to buy tickets Sell tickets online with Ticket Tailor

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June 2020

Botanical Illustration: Meadow Flowers in Spring – POSTPONED

6th June 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Valerie Price is a Freelance Botanical Illustrator, with work appearing in publications by Kew, the RHS, Collins, Dorling Kindersley, Quarto, and many others. She teaches Botanical Illustration around Oxfordshire. Her work has been exhibited with the Society of Botanical Artists, The Hunt Institute, in the USA, and in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Kew. She has written two books, ”Botanical Illustration the First Ten Lessons”, and “Botanical Illustration Colour an Composition’’ published by Bloomsbury. This one-day course aims to inspire those…

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