HydraChill machine in full flow
Water refilling station aiding hydration and learning at Henley River & Rowing Museum
School children visiting the Arbib Education Centre at Henley’s River & Rowing museum can stay cool thanks to its new HydraChill Water Refilling Station.
The HydraChill machine was donated by Thames Water and has been designed to illustrate the museum’s key themes, including iconic images of Henley and Olympic rowers, together with interesting facts on the River Thames and water itself.
The new HydraChill two-in-one station provides all visitors with 500ml of free chilled tap water with the added option of buying a museum-branded reusable bottle – which is available from within the machine. Each bottle displays the renowned character of Mr.Toad and costs £2 to help raise extra revenue for the museum.
Helen Cook, Head of Learning at the museum, said: “We are extremely grateful to Thames Water for this valuable donation. The HydraChill machine is an attractive and welcome addition to our museum’s visitor service provision. In addition to dispensing free water, it also functions as an interactive aid to informal learning, helping to inform on current health and environmental issues. Visitors also have the option of a souvenir reusable bottle to help reduce litter through continued future use. The bottle contributes helpfully to our revenue and will also provide visitors a long-lasting reminder of their visit.”