Museum of the Broads Museums
Museum of the Broads
Discover the boats of the Broads and how people's working lives shaped the landscape. Enjoy displays, videos and a playboat in a traditional waterside setting at Stalham Staithe.
The only waterside museum of Broadland life
Boats of the Broads from the last two centuries
Stories of the people who made the Broads come alive
Children's playboat and picnic area
The Museum of the Broads is a registered charity which aims to bring the history of the Broads alive for locals and visitors to Norfolk. It is open to the public throughout the summer. It is a nationally registered museum run by volunteers who welcome visitors and give them a taste of Broads' heritage as well as conserving and restoring objects, including boats, which tell a local story.
The Museum of the Broads exists to bring to life the heritage of the Broadland waterways with imaginative interactive display areas focussing on regional history. It is concerned with the preservation and interpretation of the history of the Broads a singular area of our country with its unique history of discovery, development and exploitation of the natural environment.
The displays represent life in the area from today's conservation industry, back through the tourist industry of the twentieth century with its rapid development of the region, through the period when the need for fuel and food drastically shaped the landscape, remembering early settlements when East Anglia was an important capital region. The museum's collection includes objects which graphically represent the struggle to exploit the wealth of the land, and the use of the waterways for food, transport and leisure.
The Museum moved to Stalham five years ago and encourages local people to participate as volunteers, committee members, Friends of the museum and regular visitors.
Summer opening of Museum begins - Museum open 11.00 - 17.00 (Last admission 16.30)
Term time: Monday - Friday
School holidays (local): every day
AddressMuseum of the Broads, Stalham, Norfolk, NR12 9DA
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