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

1st February 1936

A fire destroyed the Baptist Church on 1st February 1936. As early as 1688 the Baptists had established themselves in Henley and a chapel was built in 1822. This was replaced by another chapel built of Wilmcote stone in 1867, a gift of the late G F Muntz of Umberslade. It was this chapel that was destroyed and only the walls were left standing. It was rebuilt on a smaller scale and reopened in September 1937.

(1867 Baptist Church)

See More Weeks In History

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.


The Heritage Centre is currently closed for the Winter. It is hoped that we will be able to open as normal on 1st April 2021.

However the trustees recognise that social distancing measures may continue on for some time. In those circumstances there may well be changes to when and how we open since we have an obligation to look after our visitors and volunteers.

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