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

28th May 1857

Charles Voysey was born in Yorkshire on 28th May 1857. Charles Francis Annesley Voysey was a prominent architect whose style from 1890 to 1914 was seen by contemporaries as "the epitome of tranquillity, gentleness and elegant kindness". Charles Voysey was commissioned by Miss Knight to build a house in Henley in Arden called Brook End in 1909. The design of the house was characteristically Voysey with whitened exterior walls, low spreading roof and triangular shaped dormer windows.

Photo: Plans for Brook End, 1909

Friday 29 May 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The Heritage Centre is closed at the moment.

In accordance with the measures taken by the UK Government to reduce the risk of infection, the Heritage Centre will remain closed until further notice.

The Trust has an obligation to look after our volunteers, the majority of whom are classified as vulnerable, as well as our visitors.

The Trustees are continuing to review the situation in light of current government guidance whilst making preparations including Risk Assessments and will re-open as soon as it is safe to do so.