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Museum & Heritage Centre.

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Henley-in-Arden Museum and Heritage Centre

The Centre

Located in the main High Street of this historic market town, the Heritage Centre is a museum of the town’s history from the Norman Conquest to the present day.

The Museum & Heritage Centre at Henley-in-Arden, near Stratford-upon-Avon, England is a unique facility made possible by the generosity of a former Lord of the Manor of Henley-in-Arden, Joseph Alexander Hardy of Pennsylvania and inaugurated by his daughter, Robin Hardy Freed, in November 1996.

Please take a look round our site. We look forward to welcoming you on a visit to the Centre very soon.

This Week in History

21st May 1932

Torrential rain caused flooding down the High Street and Beaudesert Lane on 21st May 1932. Henley, which lies in a valley, has been subject to many severe floods. On 18th June 1872 a horse and cart were washed away near the Bird-in-Hand pub. In December 1899 the water was so deep along the High Street that a man swam in it. There were floods in January 1951, Easter 1998 and on several other occasions. The flooding in late March 1955 were as extensive as those in July 2007.

(Rev A H Webb wading through the flood in Beaudesert Lane, January 1951)

See More Weeks In History

Sunday 3 April 2022

The Heritage Centre opens this year on Tuesday 5th April

We are happy to announce that after a couple of difficult years the Centre will open as normal from April until the end of October.

This year we have had to change our opening times. We shall now be open 12 until 4pm on weekdays (Tuesday to Friday) and 2pm to 4pm on Weekends.

The Centre is closed on Mondays and we shall also be closed on Good Friday (15th April).

Sorry, the Centre is closed today.

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