What’s On at the RRM
27th September 2017
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Sue Ryder

7 Oct – 19 Nov


An exhibition of work created by current and former patients at Sue Ryder Nettlebed, during their Art Therapy sessions at the hospice.  The work is inspired by the theme of ‘holidays’ and includes over xxx paintings and sketches.


Carley Brandwood, Senior Nursing Assistant: “Art therapy offers patients a chance to learn new skills and can provide a distraction from their illness.  Patients often comment on how invigorated they feel at the end of each session, being engrossed in art can leave patients feeling calm and relaxed.”

Sue Ryder Nettlebed offers a range of support, from inpatient care in their 12-bed hospice to a 7-day community nursing service and day hospice.

Includes blue painting of the boat, photograph of the hospice and Sue Ryder logo


Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition

24 Nov – 7 Jan?


Each year the school children of Henley are invited to enter the Mayor’s Christmas Card competition, and their inspired Christmas creations will be on display at the Museum!  The Mayor of Henley on Thames, Kellie Hinton, will be judging the annual Mayor’s Christmas card competition on xxx and the winner will be announced on xxx


Enjoy a visit to the Museum’s shop, packed with unique exhibition related gifts, wooden toys, books and games.


This autumn the shop is also bursting with Quentin Blake inspired goodies, perfect gifts for the BFG fans!

All purchases support the Museum.


Shop open daily, 10am – 5pm, or shop online at rrm.co.uk/shop


I’ll send you a new image!


Adult Events


Booking essential – call 01491 415600.


Beatrix Potter: Artist, Scientist, Storyteller

Sat 16 Sept

11.30am – 12.30pm

In this illustrated talk Anney Harris, co-founder of The Beatrix Potter Society, covers all aspects of Beatrix Potter’s life, from her privileged upbringing in London to her Lake District home.  Discover the extraordinary range of her talents, and gain a greater awareness of this remarkable woman’s legacy.

Lecture ticket, £6


Piper as Picasso:  the magic of his prints

Wed 8 Nov

11.30am – 12.30pm

Orde Levinson, an expert on John Piper’s work, will give an overview of Piper’s graphic work, exploring similarities between Piper and Picasso and their creative output.  This fascinating lecture will also look at Piper’s influence amongst British artists. 

Lecture ticket, £6


Backsplash:  The 2017 Rowing History Conference

Sat 4th Nov

10am – 4pm

Enjoy a full day of carefully curated talks, from international experts, on the most exciting and intriguing stories from rowing history.

Tickets £55, including lunch

Under the Floorboards: A History of Chantry House in 100 Objects

Thurs 30 Nov

11.30am – 12.30pm

Find out about the history of Henley’s Chantry House through objects found during its recent restoration. Join our Assistant Curator to decipher these snippets of everyday life from underneath the floorboards and learn about life in Henley from the 17th to the 20th Century.


Wind in the Willows

As in current issue, but different image – the snowy one of Mole!


The BFG in Pictures

19th Oct 2017 – 21 Jan 2018

Everyone’s favourite giant comes to Henley in this magical exhibition of Quentin Blake’s illustrations.

Curated by Quentin Blake, the exhibition includes unpublished illustrations which have never been exhibited in public before.

Enjoy 40 of Quentin Blake’s original artworks for the story that has enchanted generations of children and adults. The exhibition includes Blake’s first designs which weren’t included in the book, and provide a glimpse of a BFG that might have been...

Come and add your dream to our dream jar cave, dress up as the BFG and curl up in our story corner!


Magical Monsters!

Thurs 26 Oct

10.30am – 4pm

Explore a world of myths and monsters for Halloween!  Enjoy spooky storytelling and get crafty designing bouncing spiders, pumpkin masks and plate monsters. Make monster feet to follow the mythical monster trail through the galleries and collect a spooky, tasty treat!  Collaborate on our magical monster picture consequences - it’s going to be monstrous! 

Free with admission


The Big Friendly Christmas!

Wed 20 Dec

10.30am – 4pm

Delight in giant fun this festive season!  Create colourful concertina cards and sparkly gift pots for that special something.  Discover giants in literature with our magical seasonal gallery trail, join in the carol singing and add your wishes to our Christmas jar.  Make a Christmas tree topper for the top of your tree and giant elf ears to hear Santa’s sleigh!  Come in your best Christmas jumper to win a prize!

Free with admission



Mon 23 Oct

11am – 3pm

Celebrate the festival of lights and have fun making paper lanterns and Rangoli designs.

Drop in, free with admission


Gentle Giant Mask

Tuesday 24 Oct

10.30am - 12.30pm

Make a massive mask out of willow and paper: learn fun new skills in construction and modelling.

7 - 11 yrs



Viking Voyages

Wed 25 Oct

2 – 4pm

Discover how the Vikings sailed across the world and create your own long-ship.  Where will it take you..?

7 – 11 yrs



Brilliant Bats

Wed 25 Oct

10.30am – 12.30pm

Make a glitzy 3D bat to hang on its roost. Find out how bats chat to each other with a high pitched code and make up your own code, using torches to light up dark autumn nights.

4 – 7 yrs



Christmas sparkle!

Sat 25 Nov

2 – 4 pm

Get in the Christmas spirit and have fun making gorgeous decorations to bring sparkle to the festive season! You will use stained glass effects, embossing foil, paper modelling and lots more!

4 - 11 yrs


Living Advent Calendar

Mon 4 Dec

6 – 7pm

Join us to open the door on another door of Henley’s Living Advent Calendar.

A perfect festive treat for all the family, with live music and a Christmas visit by Mr Toad!  



Taylor Tugs Under 5s Club

Wednesdays, term time

Drop in and pre-booked sessions available.

Enjoy fun, interactive sessions for you and your little one, with craft, stories and songs. 

Themes and activities change weekly. 

Call 01491 415605 to find out more!

Age 18 months – 5 yrs


Did you know we are a Charity?

The River & Rowing Museum Foundation is an educational charity, receiving no government funding and relying on the generosity of our visitors and supporters to continue to provide inspiring exhibitions and events for the benefit of our local community.  To find out how you can get involved, visit our website: rrm.co.uk or call 01491 415640


Coming soon….

Barbara Hepworth: Finding Form


9 Feb – 3 June 2018


Hands on at Henley Library


Thursdays 4-5pm

Join the River and Rowing Museum for themed object handling, fun craft and stories for all the family.

Free to participate, please call 01865 815278 to book.

Sessions will take place at Henley Library, Ravenscroft Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, RG9 2DH

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