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.
On the 1st December 1952 Thomas Richard Perkins died at his home in Wolverhampton. He was the pharmacist in Henley from 1896 to 1945. He was actively involved in the town being a lay preacher at the Methodist Church and a trustee of the Henley Charities amongst other things. He also had an avid interest in Railways and wrote numerous articles. In 1932 he completed the unique task of travelling over the whole railway system of the British Isles, some 22,000 miles. "No one had done so before, with the curtailment of services, no one will ever do so again."
Photo: Mr T. R. PerkinsSee More Weeks In History
Monday 16 November 2020
Because of Coronavirus and government social distancing measures the Heritage Centre was unable to open this year.
It is hoped that we will be able to open as normal on 1st April 2021.
The Trustees recognise that measures to reduce infection may continue on well into next year. In those circumstances there may well be changes to how the Centre normally operates as we have an obligation to look after our visitors and volunteers.
During the year we have been able to make some repairs and improvements to the property ready for when we are able to open.