River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley
on Thames, RG9 1BF. Tel: 01491 415600. The Museum has three main
galleries devoted to the River Thames, the international sport
of rowing and the town of Henley. There are also three special
exhibition galleries, the Riverside Café, shop, Education
Centre, library and function rooms. 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. www.rrm.co.uk. Location:
About 4 miles north of Twyford in the centre of Henley on Thames.
Abbey, Bisham, Near Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1RT. Tel: 01628
476911. Once the home of nobility and aristocracy, Bisham Abbey
is now one of the UK's National Sports Centres. a carefully restored
12th century abbey with 43 acres of grounds on the banks of the
River Thames. www.sportengland.org. Location: About 7 miles north of Twyford.