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The River and Rowing Museum is looking for volunteers!

About the River & Rowing Museum

The River & Rowing Museum inspires escape and exploration, telling the many stories of the River Thames and celebrating the wildlife that calls it home. Beyond its beautiful riverside location in Henley on Thames and award-winning building, the Museum’s doors open onto art, history, conservation, and the international sport of rowing.
The Museum cares for over 25,000 objects, including items of national and international significance, covering the themes of; the international sport of rowing, Henley on Thames, the River Thames, the classic children’s book The Wind in the Willows, and the Modern British artist John Piper. Highlights include: the boat Sir Steve Redgrave won his fifth consecutive gold medal in at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000; John Piper’s ‘String Solo’, 1934; a 12th century log boat; a gold coin hoard dating to the Iron Age; and Jan Siberechts’ 1698 oil painting, ‘Henley from the Wargrave Road’.

Become a Collections Project Volunteer

18-month project
Get up close to our archives and behind-the-scenes access to our object stores! We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support our Curatorial Team in documenting and caring for our internationally significant collections.

Become a Collections Care Volunteer

Fixed term project
Get up close with our archives and behind the scenes access to our object stores! We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support our Curatorial Team to preserve our internationally significant collection.

Training and equipment:

Training and equipment will be provided. Volunteers will work at a safe distance from other volunteers and staff and may be required to provide face coverings in line with our Covid-19 procedures.

How to get involved:

Download and complete the Enquiry Form from Email your completed form to Juliet Harris, Volunteer Co-ordinator, at or send it to Volunteering, The River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, RG9 1BF.

If you have any questions regarding volunteering with us please email or call 01491 415 600.