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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Sunday 24 January 2021

Henley Heritage Trail

The Joseph Hardy Charitable Trust has contributed to the Parish Council’s Heritage Trail ‘you-are-here’ boards that will be appearing in town to help visitors, once restrictions are lifted, navigate around the sites and attractions.

Covid-19 [Update on Re-Opening]

The Heritage Centre is currently closed for the Winter. The latest government announcement concerning the roadmap of easing restrictions indicate that the earliest that indoor museums may be able to open is 17th May 2021.

The trustees are currently planning how and when the Heritage Centre will open considering that certain social distancing measures will continue in the short term.

The Centre is closed for the Winter. We re-open on April 1st.