Welcome to Henley‑in‑Arden
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

25th June 1911

At 12.07 on the morning of the 25th June 1911 an overnight excursion train bound for Bristol crashed at Henley-in-Arden station. A mistake by the signalman meant the express train was directed into the bay where it crashed through the buffer stops and overturned. Fortunately the first passenger carriage was empty, so only eleven minor injuries were recorded. The driver and fireman were thrown from the engine and were badly scolded. The 'Atbara' class engine (no.3382 Mafeking) was scrapped soon after the accident. Despite some infrastructural damage to the line, the service resumed the next day.

(1911 railway accident)

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Wednesday 19 May 2021

The Heritage Centre will be re-opening soon

Covid-19: Announcement on Re-Opening

The Heritage Centre is currently closed.

With yesterday’s announcement by the Government to delay the final phase removing restrictions, the Trustees have decided to put back the re-opening of the Heritage Centre until after the 19th July.

Certain measures may be still in place when visiting including the limit on numbers, the wearing of masks and the provision of hand sanitiser.

The Centre is always looking for new volunteer stewards. It involves giving 2 hours a fortnight of your time to help keep the museum open. Use our 'contact us' details on the website if you wish to volunteer.

The Centre is closed for the Winter. We hope to re-open soon.