A World of Wonder This Half Term at Museum

This May Half Term, the River & Rowing Museum is offering a range of exciting activities for family visitors, from creating imaginary journeys down the Thames exploring the stories that inspired William Morris, to actual boat trips on the river!

Listings Information:

Boat Trips
27 – 31 May

The Museum has partnered with local firm Hobbs of Henley, to offer a special discounted rate for boat trips on the Thames to Museum visitors. Tickets can be bought at the Museum.

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Family Day
Thurs 30 May
10.30am – 4pm

Take a creative imaginary journey down the River Thames and explore the natural world and stories that inspired William Morris.  Make your own fishing game and add wildlife designs to our collaborative giant wallpaper. Discover the legends of King Arthur and make a mini character to tell your own tale.  Guess the mystery objects from Victorian times and draw a bookmark with illuminated letters.  Where will the river take you..?

Free with admission

Children’s Creative Workshops

Ribbons and Rainbows
Tues 28 May

10.30am – 12.30pm

Make simple kaleidoscopes with mirror card and create a colourful rainbow fish mobile, with inspiration from the summer rainbow in our Siberechts painting.
4-7 years

Bags of Pattern
Weds 29 May
10.30am – 12.30pm

Use your imagination and fabric ink to block print a cotton bag with your won unique design inspired by the work of William Morris.
12 – 16 years

Prehistoric Pots
Fri 31 May
10.30am – 12.30pm

Make a clay pot decorated with your own story, inspired by ancient animals and patterns.
7 – 11 years


The Museum shop is packed with lovely goodies for the Spring, with a focus on local suppliers including delicious hand-made chocolates from Gorvett & Stone, Hobbs Gin and honey from Honeys of Henley.