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

2nd March 1141

Empress Matilda granted to Thurstan de Montfort the right to hold a Market on a Sunday within his castle at Beaudesert on 2nd March 1141. This is the first recorded document that mentions Beaudesert castle.

(Beaudesert Castle Model)

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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 closed for the Winter.
We will reopen on 30th March.

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