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An Excellent Museum

This is a professionally designed and run museum. The exhibits are colourful, engaging and... read more

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HopingTrusting
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Wonderful day out

This place is well worth a visit not only is it full of great exhibits about the Broads and is run... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kester2
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Welcome to the only waterside museum of Broadland life in a tranquil and picturesque location at Stalham Staithe. Discover the boats of the Broads and see how people's working lives shaped the landscape. Family friendly with activities for children...more
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| Poor's Staithe, Stalham NR12 9DA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a professionally designed and run museum. The exhibits are colourful, engaging and informative. The stories of local individuals are, I found, especially interesting and in some cases rather moving. The staff are very friendly, relaxed and efficient. Worth a prolonged visit.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is well worth a visit not only is it full of great exhibits about the Broads and is run by very welcoming volunteers it has the addition of on certain days offering a boat trip around the Broads. We enjoyed a 50 minute...More

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MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks very much for taking the time to write this review. Yes the team often spot Kingfishers on the Falcon trip along with Marsh Harriers. Our volunteers are really passionate about the museum and this does shine through. I hope you liked the dog parking...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit to this super little museum with an American friend who was visiting. Volunteer run, with a friendly welcome, and lots of very interesting exhibits to see despite its size. The equipment to practice tying knots is worth doing! It has...More

Thank SallyChris D
MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are pleased you chose us as a destination to visit with your friend. The knot tying is always very popular normally you can hear people saying how they remember tying them as a child. Our volunteers are very friendly and helpful. One of them...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting the Museum of the Broads today. The volunteers on the welcome desk were very friendly and helpful, the Museum was lovely and tidy. The exhibition is really well presented with lots of information available for all of the objects and plenty of...More

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MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Sarah for such a lovely review. Yes we are mainly volunteer run and only have 2 paid part time staff and around 80 very passionate volunteers. Our Curator and the team are keen to make our exhibits tell a story and it’s great you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a must for visitors of the Norfolk Broads, the venue is situated right on the Staithe, (landing stage) interesting exhibits and lots of history. The staff volunteers are very friendly and helpful. Make sure you book a 50 minute on the historic...More

Thank Ian F
MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for taking the time to write this lovely review. We think we have a gem of a museum and it’s great to see others agree. Please use your annual ticket and pop in again maybe to one of our event days.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little museum staffed by helpful volunteers. Lots of information and exhibits to read but you probably only need an hour or so here to see everything. Nice to see the WWI exhibition this year as this is new since our last visit. Small but...More

Thank JerseyGirl1981
MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Really pleased you enjoyed your visit. We have an annual exhibition which changes each year and the WW1 one is brilliant. Some of our visitors stay all day whereas some just a few hours. We are keen to promote other local eateries. It’s also great...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is small and run by volunteers but it is one of the most interesting museums Ive visited. You can go for a ride in a steam powered boat. The exhibits are well looked after and some are a work in progress, displays have sufficient...More

Thank John S
MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We do pride ourselves in trying to provide our visitors with an interesting experience whilst maintaining the exhibits. The volunteers do love what they do. Please use your annual ticket and pop in again. Thanks for taking the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a lovely day at the museum which is full of fascinating information and memorabilia. The highlight of our visit was the steam boat trip aboard 'Falcon', which proved to be a delightful way to view the Broads up close & personal. The volunteers both...More

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MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We do pride ourselves in our volunteers - they are passionate about what they do and are full of little facts about the Broads. Glad you enjoyed the Falcon Trip - it is a gem. Defo bring a picnic as we do only have snacks....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yesterday, I visited (with a friend) The Museum of the Broads, for the first time, a very enjoyable experience, there were a lot of interesting exhibits, and also interesting information to read, we went for a trip on the steam boat Falcon, a very enjoyable...More

Thank BillyFarmer1
MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We do have some really fascinating things to look at. The Falcon Trip is a gem and unique for the Broads. Please pop in again you will be most welcome.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small but unusual museum with interesting objects and some interactive artifacts. We Included a steam boat ride which the dog enjoyed. It was quite an atmospheric experience chugging through the silent broads passing a range of boats and waterside homes. Staff very welcoming and...More

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MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We pride ourselves in our interesting objects from the water bicycle to the Coypu hat! Glad you had a good time and yes we are very dog friendly including dog parking! Please use your annual ticket and pop in again soon. Thanks for taking the...More

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Hello - we are a very dog friendly museum. Well behaved dogs are very welcome. We have dog parking on our picnic benches, a dog bowl for drink and dogs are also welcome on the steam boat. If they wish for a run around... More
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