Rabbits and Toads take over Museum for Great Days Out this Easter
- Two weeks of free daily Easter egg hunts at the River & Rowing Museum 31 March – 15 April
- Discover a wealth of river and rowing history around the museum while hunting for clues to win the prize
- Parents can enjoy the award winning café and view the special temporary exhibitions
- Two special family day on 5 and 12 April provide opportunity to get up close to adorable wild animals and learn about wildlife conservation
The Easter Bunny will be making secret visits to the River & Rowing Museum, Henley-On-Thames every day, 31 March – 15 April (10am – 5pm) to set a challenge for all young visitors. Children can explore the Museum galleries to hunt for clues that help solve a puzzle in order to win a delicious prize. In addition, two special events are scheduled around Easter: The Toads on the Thames workshop on Thursday 5 Apriland Wildlife Rocks! on Thursday 12 April. Learn how to care for local wildlife and get up close to some of the animals cared for by Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue. Full details below.
While children are hunting for clues in the easter egg hunt or learning about the surrounding river life, parents can view the temporary exhibitions or enjoy the award winning café. One extraordinary exhibition features more than 30 works of art by one of Britain’s most influential modern artists – John Piper, the other charts the history of British Olympic Rowing success through a fascinating collection of medals, artefacts and stories. More details: http://bit.ly/RRMreleases
Daily 31 March – 15 April
10:00 – 17:00
Explore the museum galleries and look for clues to help solve the puzzle and win Easter Egg prizes
Toads on the Thames
Thursday 5 April
10.30 – 16:00
Mr Toad is very excited about this event! Join him and Froglife, a national wildlife charity committed to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles, to learn loads about frogs and toads and discover how you can help them. Plus lots of fun activities and froggy arts and crafts.
Froglife will also run 3 pond dipping sessions (11.30am, 1pm & 2.30pm); to sign up for one, call 01491 415605 as places are limited.
FREE with admission
No need to book
Thursday 12 April
10.30 – 16:00
Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue are back with some of the adorable creatures in their care. Your chance to get up close and stroke the animals. They will also do 2 light-hearted presentations about our amazing wildlife at 11am and 1.30pm. Plus lots of fun things to make.
FREE with admission
No need to book
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Notes to Editors
The River & Rowing Museum
The River & Rowing Museum is one of the UK's leading regional and sporting museums, attracting over 114,000 visitors a year. The Museum, an independent charity, also has a purpose built education centre visited by over 20,000 children and adults a year. The Museum provides superb value for money. Tickets are £8 for adults and £6 for children and provide free access for a year.
Designed by David Chipperfield and located on the banks of the River Thames in Henley on Thames, the Museum celebrates and explores four core themes through a wide variety of exhibitions and events across four galleries and special exhibitions:
- Rivers: Using the Thames as a starting point, the Museum explores the environmental, ecological and social impacts of water and rivers across the world.
- The historic riverside community of Henley on Thames: This historic town, home to the Henley Royal Regatta and host to the Rowing competition in the 1908 and 1948 Olympic Games, has a colourful history dating back to the stone age, all captured in a dedicated gallery explored through hugely popular temporary exhibitions.
- The international sport of rowing: One of the world’s most significant collections of rowing memorabilia, charting the sport from ancient beginnings to present day, is held at the Museum. The sport is also celebrated through temporary exhibitions throughout the year.
- The Wind in the Willows: hugely popular with children and families, this exhibition recreates the timeless E H Shepard illustrations from Kenneth Grahame's famous novel, taking visitors on a journey through the world famous riverside tale of Mr Toad and his friends.
Since opening in August 1998 the Museum has received numerous awards including the National Heritage/NPI Museum of the Year award and the Sandford Award For Heritage Education.
Location, opening and ticket information
- The River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1BF. Tel. 01491 415600.
- The Museum, terrace café and shop are open every day from 10am - 5.30pm in summer and 10am - 5pm in the winter
- Tickets give FREE admission for a whole year!
- Admission is just £8 for adults, £6 for children aged four and over, FREE for children aged three and under and £6 for senior citizens and concessions
- Free parking for visitors
- Members of the British Armed Forces and their families receive discounted tickets.
- The River & Rowing Museum is part of the Thames Valley Museums Group (TVMG) Family Friendly initiative - a scheme that brings together 29 Museums across Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, to promote their popular appeal to the whole family
- Signatory to the Kids in Museums Manifesto
- Art Fund members are entitled to free admission
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