River & Rowing Museum
River & Rowing Museum
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Chloe S
11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I have found some of the staff to be very incompetant. The man on the drinks is rude and a lady that wipes the tables was very vocal about her spots while we were trying to eat....very off putting!
The other staff were lovely and cant be faulted but unfortunately i wont be returning
Written 3 April 2024
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Lindy R
Reading, UK2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Awful cafe. Lovely things for kids to do - what a shame the cafe is NOT child friendly. Terrible bearded staff member today - couldn’t even bring my coffee over when I was sitting with an upset toddler on my lap (he’d just choked!!!) - nothing for kids to eat - only cakes and coffee. Ruined our day. The last cafe was SO much better - even if it did get closed down because of hygiene issues…😂 Kid’s food was great. Get someone else in, River and Rowing, this lot are DREADFUL.
Written 21 January 2024
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia3,444 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The rowing section of the museum is located on the first floor and is very interesting.
The highlight however is The Wind in the Willows exhibition.
Such a lot of fun for ALL ages.
Written 5 October 2023
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GillyWiggs52
Rochford, UK51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
An interesting experience with interactive displays. The rowing exhibition is very apt and there is a very cute Wind in the Willows section which I enjoyed as an adult!
Written 3 September 2022
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14Lady14
Bristol, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Great place to visit. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Volunteers do a great job. Excellent parking, very near to the river.

Avoid the cafe which is run independently. Dirty. No tables cleaned after each customer.
Could be lovely, needs new management. Staff inappropriately dressed..

Beautiful setting, such a waste.
Written 1 August 2022
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Alison F
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Love the Wind in the Willows exhibit and overall very interesting and good displays. Chocolate cafe on site.
Written 1 August 2022
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Derek S
Warwickshire1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Went there to meet friends for coffe to sadly find it closed on Tuesday of this week.Website confusing as said was open... as did the main sign at the padlocked gate. Been here so many times over the years and very disappointed not to be able to visit. We had come a long way and were excited about the prospect of visiting again. Missing a trick if its not open as so many visitors in town for the womens regatta which starts next week. Maybe they cant get the staff but what a shame. Locals we spoke to said similar.
Written 24 June 2022
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429Happy
Chichester, UK5,419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
What an amazing museum everything you want to see and learn about water and it’s affect on humans and wildlife. However, the best bit was the wonderful journey walking thru the imagination of The Wind and the Willows created by Kenneth Graham
Written 15 August 2021
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pandtReading
reading250 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
An interesting gallery that presents a history of rowing, river information and history of Henley. There is a wind in the willows exhibition that needed interpretations.
The food and service in the cafe was lovely and there was an unhurried atmospgmhere.
We went with grandchildren age 5 and 7.
Well worth supporting and lots to see for 3 hours.
Written 7 August 2021
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GillyWiggs52
Rochford, UK51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Some exhibits disabled. I enjoyed the Wind in the Willows exhibition and the old artefacts with the boats.
Written 19 July 2021
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