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River & Rowing Museum

Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1BF, England
+44 1491 415600
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Rowing and history

When I watched the video on the Henley Gallery, it was an amazing experience to see so many people... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jrkelesoglu
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Nice, France
Really good attraction, a bit expensive

4 stars just because it is £12.50 for an adult, which is a bit expensive. The exhibitions and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jim W
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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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 award winning architect David Chipperfield, is home to the UK's only gallery dedicated to the work of prolific British artist John Piper. Families are welcomed to the Museum, and the permanent Wind in the Willows walk through experience is enormously popular with visitors of all ages! Hosting an ever changing series of temporary exhibitions, there is always something new to see at the Museum and their annual pass tickets provide fantastic value for money.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1BF, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I watched the video on the Henley Gallery, it was an amazing experience to see so many people coming to Henley begging of 20th Century and end of 19th Century to watch the races. And fantastic collection of very nice canoes and rowing boats....More

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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for reviewing your visit, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the Museum galleries and the Regatta footage. I hope that you have the chance to visit again soon. This weekend - 10th Feb - we will be opening a new exhibition of Barbara...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 stars just because it is £12.50 for an adult, which is a bit expensive. The exhibitions and the galleries are really good and we spent nearly 2 hours looking round them. Make sure you go into the museum's own car park as this saves...More

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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jim, Many thanks for reviewing your visit, I'm glad you enjoyed the Museum galleries and our exhibitions. Our tickets last for 12 months, so as an annual pass we think that they represent good value for money. You can visit again as many times...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've walked past the museum many times and always thought it looked a bit boring. A museum about rowing on the river Thames. How wrong can you be? Loads of stuff in here. Paintings, archaeology, science, a Wind in the Willows exhibit for kids and...More

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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 taking the time to review your recent visit - I'm so pleased that you enjoyed looking around the collections in the Museum. We will be opening a new exhibition of Barbara Hepworth's sculpture on 10th Feb, and are planning some...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to go to the museum and I had no idea it was there. My three year old was mesmerised by the exhibition but also loved the rowing machine which you can simply try out. And Alison loved all the interactive displays on...More

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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit, I'm so glad that you and your family enjoyed it! We have lots of family friendly activities planned for half term, and a stunning new Barbara Hepworth exhibition opening on 9th Feb. You'll find all the details about...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a really good visit and thoroughly enjoyed it. The small restaurant was also very good with some quality home made items.

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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Ann, thank you for reviewing your visit, I'm glad that you enjoyed your time at the Museum. We have a stunning new Barbara Hepworth exhibition opening on 9th Feb, I hope that you have the opportunity to visit again soon!

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Yes, to agree with a previous reviewer a hidden gem for which we didn't have huge expectations. A useful tip before we start may be that when approaching please ignore the stupidly expensive council parking on the left of the road and continue until you...More

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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent visit - I'm so pleased that enjoyed the Museum. We will be opening a stunning new exhibition of Barbara Hepworth's sculpture on 10th Feb, and are planning some really fun family activities for...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

We haven't visited this cafe for many years (it used to be a favourite) so we were really disappointed at how the service had changed. First I had to wipe the crumbs off the table myself. Then we ordered two lots of hot food and...More

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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Cafe at the Museum, I'm very sorry that on this occasion the Cafe did not provide you with the high level of customer service that we would expect. The cafe is managed...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Having lived in the area for nearly 13 years, I only visited the River and Riwing museum very recently. I didn’t have terribly high expectations, but I was extremely impressed! It was such an interesting and well laid exhibition about the history of rowing and...More

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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Hi, thank you for reviewing your visit to the Museum, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. I'm pleased that as a local resident you have discovered us on your doorstep, and hope that you will have the opportunity to use your annual pass...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

We visited here with 2 children 3 and under. It was full of interest from the enchanting Wind in the Willows tableux and the great fun to be had in rthe caravan to the activity centre and the rowing musueum with achance to try a...More

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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thank you for your review - sounds like you had a wonderful time exploring our collections! Also thank you for your comments regarding the 'stuff in the caravan' which I will pass on to curatorial. Look forward to seeing you again soon at the museum!

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

The museum has plenty of parking and normally has some special exhibition, but the Wind in the Willows interactive exhibition is superb. The cafe has changed hands a few times recently but offered decent food and coffee last time we visited.

Thank Julian M
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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review! So pleased you enjoyed the Wind in the Willows exhibition. Please do come again soon and visit our fantastic family friendly BFG exhibition!

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Jogaila W
1 June 2017|
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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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