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

1st August

Lammas Day was celebrated on 1st August. On this day the hay crop in certain meadows had been harvested and these fields were then open to be grazed as common land until the Spring. Mention of this practice is recorded in the Court rolls where it states "they shall not keep any sheep in the fields except their own ground… until the first load of corn be carried". Often the location of these lands survive through field names. Lammas Meadow in Henley was recorded as being located close to the brook and road towards Redditch.

( Thatching a haystack at Buckley Green Farm, 1905)

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Friday 23 July 2021

We Re-Open on Sunday 1st August

Our opening times at the moment will be 2 – 4pm. We are open every day except Monday until the end of October.


We have introduced a number of temporary measures for our visitors.

Our opening times have been reduced for the rest of the year. Due to the centre having small rooms and narrow corridors, a limit of 20 people inside the building at any one time has been introduced. Hand sanitiser is available for use. Face coverings are no longer mandatory to wear. We respect every individual's personal choice on the wearing of masks including our own volunteers.

We hope everyone understands why we have introduced these changes and enjoy their visit.

We are currently closed but re-open on 1st August.

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