HENLEY’S River & Rowing Museum has been shortlisted for the Family Friendly Museum Award.
The museum faced stiff competition from more than 70 of the UK’s leading institutions. It has twice been longlisted for the award, but this is the first time it has reached the shortlist.
The shortlisted museums will be anonymously road-tested by families over the summer, using the Kids in Museums Manifesto as a guide to their family- and child-friendliness.
The winner will be announced at a ceremony in London in the autumn.
Thanks to the generous support of Henley Town Council, the museum will be offering free admission to all children this weekend as part of its new Family First scheme.