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)

See More Weeks In History

Monday 26 February 2024

The Heritage Centre re-opens for the season on Saturday 30th March

Interested in becoming a volunteer?

The centre relies on our volunteers to stay open. We are holding coffee mornings for our volunteers and for anyone interested at the Heritage Centre on: 12th, 13th & 14th March at 10.30am.

New for 2024: A short video about the Centre and the history of Henley will be available for visitors to see. It will also help visitors who are unable to access the rooms upstairs.

The Centre is open today from 2.00pm - 4.00pm

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