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River & Rowing Museum

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Go learn something about something you knew little about

Go learn something about something you knew little about... this is one fun and interesting place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard B
Fascinating Musum

Although this is primarily a River and Rowing Museum there is something for everyone here. There is... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
watchman2015
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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 1 week ago

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

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

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Reviewed 19 July 2018

This is a really good place to go and learn about the Thames and the boats that travel on it. There is also the most wonderful Wind in the Willows exhibition.More

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

Hi Mike, thank you for reviewing your recent visit to the Museum,I'm glad that you enjoyed it. I hope you get the chance to visit again in the future, and enjoy a free return visit with your annual pass. We have a fantastic new art...More

Reviewed 19 July 2018

This fascinating museum has something of interest for everyone. The youngest visitors will be fascinated by the Wind in the Willows exhibition and older visitors cannot fail to be impressed with the poignant stories of the Row2Recovery installations in both 2011 and 2013. The inclusion...More

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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Hi Julie, thank you for your very positive review, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your recent visit! I hope that you have the opportunity to visit again and make the most of your annual pass. We will be opening a new art exhibition in...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I was sceptical- how can they build a museum around an oar and a stretch of water - but of course we are in Henley and there is a ton of tradition around both. It was fascinating! We went in around 2 pm and they...More

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

Hi Julie, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Museum. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit and I hope you get the chance to visit again soon. Kind regards

Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a fine example of a country British Museum. It has a comprehensive history of the river Thames and much about rowing since Henley on Thames is the home of the Henley Royal Regatta. There is also a lot of history about the town...More

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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you so much for your review, I am glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and cafe. I am sorry for the discomfort that you experienced in the gallery due to the high temperatures, we are working hard to fix a technical...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018

My brother and wives spent a couple of hours back in May. Right beside the Thames and just of Henley town centre. Lots of river and rowing artefacts with a big reference to Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent, they have a statue outside in the...More

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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Hi, thanks for taking the time to review your visit, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed it. We have another art exhibition opening in the autumn, Approaching Thunder: 1940s British Prints and Drawings, coming to us from The Hepworth Wakefield. I hope that you have...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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