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River & Rowing Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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fabulous museum

We travelled by train to visit this museum ,what a treat, gone were the musty boring memories of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
autosparks
Charming Day Out

Fantastic fully accessible building, brilliant very helpful staff, stunning shop and cafe. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The River & Rowing Museum, set by the river in picturesque Henley on Thames, brings the river, rowing and the arts to life in a series of stunning galleries and temporary exhibitions. The Museum, housed in stunning oak clad building designed by...more
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Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1BF, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We travelled by train to visit this museum ,what a treat, gone were the musty boring memories of bygone museums this is the bees knees light and airy modern full of interesting exhibits ,local history ,rowing memories,wind in the willows it is brilliant,today they even...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to the Museum yesterday. I'm so pleased that you had such a great visit, and found so many different things to enjoy within the galleries. I hope that you have the opportunity...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic fully accessible building, brilliant very helpful staff, stunning shop and cafe. We really enjoyed the William Morris exhibition and squeezed in a trip round Wind in the Willows and the Rowing rooms. Add a great lunch and a sunny day and it’s a great...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, many thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed it! I hope that you have the opportunity to use your annual pass again soon. Best wishes

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grand children loved the museum and often ask to revisit when here. The Rowing history part is also enjoyable.

Date of experience: August 2018
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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for reviewing your recent visit, great that you and your Grandchildren are enjoying it so much!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum covering rowing, the river Thames and the history of Henley. Very family friendly with easy access and lots of interactive displays for the kids. A special play area is great to keep the really young ones happy and a trip around the Wind...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Phil, Thank you so much for reviewing your recent visit to the Museum, great that you enjoyed it! We have lots of fun family activities planned for the Easter holidays, and more throughout the summer. The team work really hard to offer a family...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small excellent exhibition specifically relating to William Morris and his love of the River Thames and the influence it had on his famous designs for wallpaper and furnishing materials.

Date of experience: February 2019
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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for reviewing your visit to the Museum, I'm so glad that you enjoyed the William Morris exhibition. I hope that you have the opportunity to use your annual pass to visit again in the future. Kind regards.

Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Read a review which didn't rate the William Morris exhibition- wanted to see if for myself and myself and husband found it very enthralling. Probably learnt more about William Morris's methods and inspiration than from on Kelmscott! Well worth a visit, signed up for a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2019

Hi Julie, thank you for taking the time to review your visit to our William Morris exhibition. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the exhibition, and I hope that you enjoy the lecture next week. Many thanks.

Reviewed March 3, 2019

Took my octogenarian parents and sister and we had a great afternoon. Particularly loved the Wind in the Willows display and vowed to come back with the grandchildren but the highlight was William Morris, so beautifully curated and so lovely to learn about someone so...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2019

Hi Frances, Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Museum, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I hope that you have the chance to use your annual pass to visit again with your grandchildren and enjoy Mr Toad and...More

Reviewed February 22, 2019

The Museum has reflected the history of the Thames, and much more for 20 years now. The Wind in the Willows exhibition continues to delight and the current highlight is concerned with how the river and its tributaries influenced William Morris and his designs. It...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2019

Hi Richard, many thanks for your review, it is always helpful to have visitor feedback. I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit and your lunch in the cafe, and hope that you have the opportunity to visit again soon.

Reviewed February 12, 2019

We visited this museum specifically to see the William Morris exhibit. We live fairly locally so will probably visit again but for tourists from further afield my feeling is that £12.50 is a touch steep. I felt the William Morris exhibit was nicely done, with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Hi, many thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Museum. I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit, and apologies that the Wind in the Willows was closed for a spring clean when you were here. The exhibit is now open...More

Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Great place to visit, beautiful setting. Loved wind in the willows exhibition. Nice shop & cafe great too.More

Date of experience: January 2019
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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Hi Gayle, thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent visit. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed it! I hope that you have the opportunity to visit again soon, and enjoy our gorgeous William Morris exhibition that runs from 1 Feb -...More

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Jogaila W
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Response from River B | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for getting in touch! We would be very interested in finding out more about the Regatta programmes. Please can you contact our curatorial department to discuss further? Unfortunately I am unable to add our... More
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