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

9th December 1939

The first large scale A.R.P. exercises were carried out in Henley on Saturday 9th December 1939. All the services in the town combined in demonstrating how they would deal with an emergency. Difficult problems were tackled during the two hour test as the enemy was assumed to be passing over the town in relays, dropping bombs. Events came in quick succession and despite the wind and rain interested people gathered at each scene. All the operations were followed closely by the Hon. A E Parker (Chief Warden for the County).

(Henley's Home Guard 1942)

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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.

The Centre is closed for the Winter.
We will reopen in April 2022.

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