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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

26th July 1990

The title of Lord of the Manor of Henley in Arden was auctioned at Stationers Hall, London on 26th July 1990. It was the last lot of the day and required a separate catalogue because of the interest. In the end it was sold for £85,000 to Joseph Hardy of Pennsylvania. At the time it was written: "He has expressed great delight in being associated with the Town and appears extremely enthusiastic about becoming involved in some of the local events." He was extremely generous to Henley, supporting many events and causes in the town.

(Joseph Hardy)

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Friday 19 July 2024

Newly discovered information found about Beaudesert Castle

A 1419 Rental Survey for Henley (Mi M 214) discovered in the Willoughby family estate papers (Manuscripts & Special Collections University of Nottingham) gives an account of the buildings in the Castle.

The rental survey describes the Castle as it was in 1419 with the interior ward containing a hall with two chambers at the eastern end; a small lead roofed chamber; a chamber called the "knights chamber"; a chapel; a kitchen with larder; a bakehouse and brewhouse under one roof; a stable; a granary and a chamber over the entrance gate.

The Centre is open today from 2.00pm - 4.00pm

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