Mr Toad Meets the Mayor to Launch Summer Museum Activities

As the River and Rowing Museum prepares for the launch of its summer activities, Mr Toad made a very special visit to meet the new Mayor of Henley, Michelle Thomas last Friday.

Mr Toad, who ordinarily resides in the Wind in the Willows exhibit at the River and Rowing Museum, hopped over to Henley Town Hall to hand the Mayor a single red rose on the front steps and let her know about the museums exciting summer plans for families and young people.

The River and Rowing Museum has a whole host of activities and theme weeks planned for the summer for families to get involved with and brings the very essence of the Museum, river, rowing, Henley and the Wind in the Willows exhibit to life.

From 30 July until 25 August 2022, the Museum will be a hive of activity, from dancing with ducks in River Creatures week, to building the St Mary’s clock tower in We Love Henley week to making the grumpy Badger boogie in Wind in the Willows week.

The Museum will also launch a new trail aimed at older children as well as a competition to run over the summer.

For more information on the upcoming summer events and how to take part, head to or follow the River and Rowing Museum on social media.