Enjoy Museum Collection Online and Nature Trails

The River & Rowing Museum closed yesterday in line with the government’s announcement and they hope to reopen on 10 December.

If you purchased a ticket for the coming days, the museum will be in touch with you.

Charlotte Kewell, Head of Marketing & Communications said, “We hope to reopen with our exciting new exhibition Elmer and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee.  We will continue to monitor government guidelines.  The River & Rowing Museum’s rich collection continues to be accessible online and we’ll continue to share stories and activities inspired by the collection and the river Thames online whilst we’re closed – follow us on Twitter @river_rowing, Instagram @riverandrowingmuseum and Facebook @riverandrowingmuseum.”

The Museum is still looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support its work and to bring the colourful world of Elmer and Friends to life as it reopens – could you help? Find out more by emailing volunteering@rrm.co.uk

The Museum’s two nature trails are also available to download whilst the Museum is closed.  The Wind in the Willows Meadow Trail is focused on the Museum’s favourite exhibition based on Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows. This trail includes Ratty’s water trees, Mole’s eye view of the meadows and Badger’s Woods. The River History Trail celebrates Henley’s history. It takes visitors – young and not so young – on a fascinating walk along the towpath finding features, things to discuss and spot, including Hobbs of Henley, celebrating their 150th Anniversary in Henley this year. Both trails can be used on smart phones. They include stopping off points that can be explored in the order that suits you and you can take as long as you like.  If you enjoyed the trails, perhaps you would consider a donation to the Museum as the second lockdown will mean again that their income will be radically reduced.

To make a donation www.justgiving.com/rrm or by becoming a Friend of the Museum

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