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

23rd April

St. George's Day is traditionally celebrated on 23rd April. Despite having Roman or Greek origins he is the patron saint of England and his cross forms the national flag. He is immortalised in the legend of St George and the Dragon. In Henley, the George and Dragon Inn stood in the High Street near to the Market Cross until the early 20th century with its painted sign of St George slaying the dragon hanging over the door.

(George and Dragon Inn c.1900)

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.

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 hope to re-open soon.