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River & Rowing Museum

Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1BF, England
+44 1491 415600
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Eggs Benedict supreme

Good for cakes, but also breakfast. Eggs Benedict is my favourite. It's superb. Dog-friendly too... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
928JohnF
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Henley-on-Thames
A great day out

This is a really good place to go and learn about the Thames and the boats that travel on it. There... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mike S
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Henley-on-Thames, 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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • 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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+44 1491 415600
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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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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Reviewed 9 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

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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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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Fabulous all year round hand crafted Wind in the willows exhibition, lovely shop with locally made wares, fab children's role play area

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

Hi Janine, thank you for your very positive review, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit, and hope you have the chance to visit again soon.

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Started off the weekend visit to Henley with a group of German old-boy rowers. Were all very impressed with the Museum - especially the Leander Club Bi-Centennial exhibition. The "Wind in the Willows" walk-through exhibit is a must-see particularly for families with children between 4...More

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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Hi, thanks for reviewing your recent visit to the Museum. I am so pleased that you enjoyed it, and hope you get the chance to visit again soon!

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

The permanent John Piper exhibition is excellent. Very informative. This is really what I came to see. Also the Barbara Hepworth which is about to finish. Was surprised that this was so small, considering it was billed as a “must see” by the Art Fund....More

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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you for reviewing the River & Rowing Museum. Our John Piper exhibition is very popular with visitors to the museum and we have very much enjoyed hosting Hepworth in Henley too! The Wind in the Willows exhibition is also a permanent gallery and is...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch, delicious and reasonably priced. Setting is pretty and my 7 year old daughter enjoyed the museum. Near to the river and town. Well worth a visit!

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River B, Public Relations Manager at River & Rowing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Sounds like you had a lovely day here in Henley! So pleased you had fun with your daughter. Please do come again soon and visit our Family Friendly Summer Exhibition - Nick Sharratt!

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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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