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

12th July 1899

Marie Corelli opened the Bazaar in aid of restoring the church at Beaudesert Park on 12th July 1899. She had moved to Stratford upon Avon earlier in the year, she later lived at Mason Croft (now the Shakespeare Institute) until her death in 1924. Marie Corelli was a popular English novelist who in her final years fought hard to preserve Stratford's 17th Century buildings. She was renowned for being eccentric and would often be seen on the River Avon in a gondola complete with gondolier.

Photo: Poster for the Church Bazaar 1899

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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.