One of the UK’s leading independent Museums, the River & Rowing Museum has over 114,000 visitors a year
The Museum opened in 1998 to celebrate the River, the international sport of Rowing and the town of Henley on Thames.
Running a lively programme of temporary and visiting exhibitions, the Museum works with partners such as the National Portrait Gallery, the V&A and the Hayward Gallery in London.
Situated alongside the river in Henley on Thames, the building, designed by the acclaimed architect Sir David Chipperfield, was designated Royal Fine Arts Commission Building of the Year in 1999. The oak, glass and steel design combines the influence of local boathouses and Oxfordshire barns with a strong modernist approach and was described by him as a ‘resolution between convention and invention’.