Henley-in-Arden Museum and Heritage Centre

On the First Floor

The First Floor of the centre has rooms about home life and trades along with a Victorian schoolroom and Learning room.

Our First Floor Displays

The Victorian Schoolroom

Fascinates children and gives an experience of school in another age. Can you answer the questions in the textbooks?

Trade and Transport

Artefacts reflecting the early growth of trade under royal charters, the coming of coach and railway transport, the post office, mills and fire brigade and local businesses including Johnsons Coach and Bus Travel and Henley’s famous ice cream.

The Home Life Room

Containing a spectacular collection of clothing from Victorian and Edwardian times, children’s toys and household devices.

On the Landings

The stories of Henley’s inns and pubs, local societies and sports, trophy collections and an account of the 1908 Public Hall, now Henley’s Memorial Hall.

The Learning Room

Featuring interactive quiz and video display.

A visitor experience for all ages created in 2013 in conjunction with Henley School and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. A twenty minute video show portrays a thousand years of the town’s history, incorporating four short plays written and performed by year 10 students of the school. Have a go at some entertaining touchscreen quizzes about local and general history.

There is also a timeline showing local and national events for the last 1000 years.

The Room is used for temporary displays and exhibitions.

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