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River & Rowing Museum

Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1BF, England
+44 1491 415600
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A really surprising museum ! So many interesting things to see. So much information.Wind in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheila H
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Really nice museum

A really nice and interesting museum by the river and it’s great scenery and view. The... 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 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.
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Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1BF, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really surprising museum ! So many interesting things to see. So much information.Wind in the willows gallery really lovely for children . Also other hands on exhibitions and children's activity area. Barbara Hepworth temporary exhibition- small but very interesting. Also the John Piper gallery...More

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

What a lovely day! So pleased you enjoyed yourselves in the galleries. Please do come again soon and see our wonderful family friendly Nick Sharratt exhibition this summer!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice and interesting museum by the river and it’s great scenery and view. The surroundings, filling and fitting with the theme of the museum. Inside Wonderful kind of boats and really nice showing of the life of the river and it’s ecosystem !...More

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

Hi, thank you so much for your wonderful review of the River & Rowing Museum! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit yesterday and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Visited over the weekend mainly went to take the children around the wind in the willows models. But we enjoyed all the museum had to offer. Lots to keep the children entertained and interested spend a few hrs looking around. The season tickets are great...More

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

Hi, thanks for reviewing your visit to the Museum, I'm so glad that you enjoyed it. I hope that you get the opportunity to visit again soon. We have a fantastic exhibition planned for this summer, opening in June, 'Pirates, Pants & Wellyphants' by the...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We visited the museum almost a year ago and hope to visit in May 2018 again, when a friend from New Zealand will be visiting. With our visit we enjoyed all the exhibitions and took a nice walk along the river. Food at the restaurant...More

Thank Christa v
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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi Thank you for the feedback on your visit. Sounds like you had a lovely time! I will pass on your very kind comments about the cafe too! See you again soon!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I live in Henley and have visited the museum on many occasions. The museum is well worth a visit but avoid the café (March & April 2018). Its disorganised and food takes for ever. Clearly lacks management expertise, structure and process. The staff are visibly...More

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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi thank you for your feedback on the cafe, I will pass on your comments to the Manager. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the museum and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Went here out the blue, been going Henley for years but never been here till this time, was a nice thing to look at while getting out the rain

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

Hi Thank you for your review of the River and Rowing Museum! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

The museum has several interesting rowing exhibitions and a good area for children however we went specifically to see the temporary exhibition of Barbara Hepworth. The entrance price of £12.50 does cover visits for a year but we tend to only go once a year...More

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

Hi Thank you for taking the time to review the River and Rowing Museum, we are always keen to receive visitor feedback on our exhibitions. The rowing collection has recently been refreshed with a fantastic display to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the BBC televisation...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Interesting displays of Olympic and Boat Race rowing (including the first winning Oxford boat from 1829). Also a very good display of Barbara Hepworth sculptures, plus a very good Wind in the Willows walk through presentation. It would have been nice to have had a...More

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

Hi Thank you for your lovely review of the River and Rowing Museum! It's incredible to think how far the Boat Race boats have developed from the one you saw from 1829. I will pass on your comments regarding the display of more trophies and...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

museum was great. cafe, not so much. missed by a henley mile it seems many people have already commented on the incredibly poor service of the cafe, so as not to bore anyone i shall bullet point our visit experience of the cafe: -seated and...More

Thank Freya P
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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hi Freya, Thank you for your review, I'm so sorry that the Cafe at the Museum did not deliver a good service on your visit. You are right that it is run on our behalf by Leafi, and we are working with their team to...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

It may seem expensive here £12.50 full price ticket, but lots to see and lots of interactive exhibits. Some not working. Background music a bit loud in annex, so difficult to hear video. But on the whole good fun, have been a coupe of times...More

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

Hi, thank you for your review, I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and felt that it was good value for money. We are working hard to repair the small number of interactive displays that are currently not working, and have passed...More

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Jogaila W
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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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