River and Rowing Museum
Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire
The River & Rowing Museum was designed by David Chipperfield Architects to a brief which set out to establish an astonishing Museum. The building is raised on columns above water meadows beside the Thames and is built of exposed concrete and glass with a terne coated steel roof, clad in green oak.
The Rowing Gallery presents the quest for speed, which takes the visitor from the 170 oar Athenian trireme of 400BC to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
It traces how the use of oars has progressed from essential tool for everyday life to recreation and international sport.
It examines the accompanying design demands, equipment changes and rowing techniques which search for a faster and more effective way of getting from A to B - or winning the race.
The Thames Gallery is the largest of the permanent exhibition galleries and is unique in its interpretation of the river from source to sea. In a mix of music, art and photography, original objects, boats and oral testimony the gallery takes the visitor on a journey from the source at Kemble to the Thames Barrier.
The Henley Gallery tells the story of the town built by the River. Start at the top of the church tower and take a virtual tour around the streets of Henley. Then travel back through time to find out when the town was established, why it has changed over time and how it became world famous. .
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