february, 2019

23feb10:30 am12:00 pmThe World’s Oldest Boat Race followed by film showing


Event Details

Discover the hidden history of the world’s oldest boat race – the Race for Doggett’s Coat and Badge.  Journey back to a time when rowing was the domain of the Wherrymen who raced for high-stake wagers, drawing crowds of thousands along the banks of the Thames.  Hear about Thomas Doggett and the young river apprentices who competed to win his prestigious red coat and badge, and still do so today.  The event includes the showing of a new film from the Thames Festival Trust following this year’s race competitors. Event ticket £10. To book please call 01491 415600 or visit our website.


(Saturday) 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


River & Rowing Museum

Mill Ln, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1BF


River and Rowing Museum01491 415600 Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames, Oxon, RG9 1BF

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