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River & Rowing Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Boats....

If you like rowing and boats in general this really is a must. Also has some excellent art works... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
fender1961
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Nice place

I would recommend this to anyone visiting Henley as it is really nice. The cafe also has some... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
leoshipley
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this museum a few times over the past few years, with the exception of the odd, mediocre event going on there is never anything new that catches my eye. Most of the machines are either broken (bird sounds), missing pieces (the part...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Museum. I am sorry that you were disappointed by your visit. As a registered charity, our budgets are very tight and we rely on our admissions income to allow us to...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

If you like rowing and boats in general this really is a must. Also has some excellent art works. To be honest I’m not hugely up on rowing but I liked the commitment to its theme and Henley is the ideal locationMore

Date of experience: October 2018
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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Museum! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit, and found our rowing content to be engaging and of interest. After our current art exhibition, our next exhibition opens in...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018

We had visited previously, and were relatively happy with our lunch. It's so perfectly situated for a stroll along the Thames and there is not much competition nearby. Lunch was prepared well, somewhat slowly, but good toasties and coffee. The cakes are excellent too. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you for your recent review, I'm glad that you enjoyed the home made cakes in the Museum cafe! The cafe is managed on our behalf by Leafi Ltd, and I will pass on your comments about pricing and portion sizes to the management team...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

I would recommend this to anyone visiting Henley as it is really nice. The cafe also has some really nice cakes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank leoshipley
River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thanks for your really positive review, hope you get the chance to visit again soon.

Reviewed 20 October 2018

This museum is a must see whilst in Henley-on-Thames. Grab your walking shoes and head off along the Thames after lunch heading for the locke. Along the way you'll be pleased to find the free Rowing Museum and cafe where you should stop for afternoon...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to the Museum. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We have a stunning new exhibition of William Morris artworks and textiles opening in February and a number of different events and activities going on at Christmas,...More

Reviewed 13 October 2018

Go learn something about something you knew little about... this is one fun and interesting place to learn about this wonderfully historic and obsessive sport. Catch the Toad of Toad Hall exposition and then see how rowing has been such a major part of Henley...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Hi Richard, thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit, so glad you enjoyed it! Hope you get the chance to visit again soon and take advantage of the free re-entry with your annual pass. We have lots of half term and...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018

Although this is primarily a River and Rowing Museum there is something for everyone here. There is a fantastic amount of memerobilia and the displays are excellent including visual aids.

Date of experience: June 2018
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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed it! I hope you have the opportunity to visit again, we have a stunning art exhibition opening in the autumn, full details on our website.

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

My 3 year old really enjoys the museum, and I have a year's membership. In recent months, the system in the cafe has changed - instead of table service, I now need to secure a table, then hoick the child and the baby up to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you for getting in touch, I'm very sorry that you had a disappointing visit. The cafe is run by Leafi Ltd, on our behalf, and we are working with them to improve the service that they offer our visitors. I have passed your feedback...More

Reviewed 25 August 2018

I enjoyed our visit more than I had expected. Loved the Wind in the Willows exhibition. Lots of hands on stuff for kids.

Date of experience: August 2018
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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to the Museum, I'm pleased that we exceeded your expectations and that you enjoyed our family friendly activities.

Reviewed 1 August 2018

Good for cakes, but also breakfast. Eggs Benedict is my favourite. It's superb. Dog-friendly too with room for baby buggies.

Date of experience: July 2018
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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thanks for reviewing the cafe at the Museum, I'm glad that you enjoyed your recent visit.

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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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