If you visit the lovely town of Henley-on-Thames in South Oxfordshire you might well think the place is rowing-mad. And you’d be right! Set by the banks of the beautiful Thames, Henley is a location which has starred in many Midsomer Murders episodes, boasts many fine pubs and restaurants and, of course, hosts the Henley Regatta.

Finding out about the rowers who’ve graced the regatta en route to Olympic glory is easy when you visit Henley’s River and Rowing Museum. But the exhibitions aren’t just about rowing…

We’ve already highlighted current and forthcoming exhibitions relating to rowing in Iraq, women in rowing, rowing photography, the wildlife of the River Thames and Olympic rowing.So we really should mention other exhibitions at the museum.

Exhibitions such as Worn to be Wild (17th September 2011 to 15th January 2011); where theatrical costumes inspired by British birds and mammals will be displayed.

The Henley Pastimes exhibition is on for a briefer period of time (11th June to 28th August 2011) but is well-worth catching as it features arts and crafts inspired by Henley’s many riverside pursuits.

Last but not least there is an exhibition featuring photos by a Henley-based Territorial Army soldier. Shooting on the Front Line (which runs from 3rd September 2011 to 29th January) was put together by Major Paul Smyth and is a poignant document of a tour of duty in Afghanistan.