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The Museum of the Broads

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Very informative museum

great museum all about the Norfolk broads from the digging out of the peat to the formation of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
byron845
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Stalham, United Kingdom
Interesting

Great little museum highlighting all good with the Broads. The best thing is that there isn’t one... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
newton65uk
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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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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All reviews steam boat boat trip interesting exhibits well worth a visit wealth of information landing stage little gem victorian steam couple of hours chocolate bars water ways steamers run by volunteers steam powered volunteer staff great collection friendly welcome
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

interesting but very little here . I know it must be difficult to add more broads history but found it disappointing not more .More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank happyraytina
MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback. We have nearly 6000 items in our collection although not all are on display a very large number are. The larger items such as boats are the most prominent but we also have a number of postcards and photos on display...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great museum all about the Norfolk broads from the digging out of the peat to the formation of the wonderful waterways of the broads

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank byron845
MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. There are a number of real gems and the collection is ever evolving. Please pop in again when we reopen on 27th March for this season. Thanks for taking the time to write this review.

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Great little museum highlighting all good with the Broads. The best thing is that there isn’t one “do not touch” sign

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank newton65uk
MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Thanks very much for taking the time to write this review - loads to see. We do like our visitors to intereact with the exhibits and we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Please use your annual ticket and pop in again.

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Had a good afternoon at the museum with a lovely hour long boat trip on the Broards with a very informative crew.The whole of the afternoon was informative, with a very good 1st world war exhibition and the model's on display are so realistic. Well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Camper117920
MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. Falcon our steam launch is a real gem and her story is something special. We are pleased you enjoyed the WW1 exhibition. Next year our special exhibition is all about railways. Please use your annual ticket...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum on October 10th and were greeted by two delightful ladies, who offered lovely advice. We bought tickets for the museum and a boat trip on the fantastic Falcon Steamboat. We were in time to get the first trip at 10.30 am...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dave S
MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thanks very much for such a lovely review. The steam launch is really something special and a unique way of seeing the Broads. Please pop in again, always a friendly face to greet you and lots happening.

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Very interesting and well set out museum. We really enjoyed the whole visit helped by the dedicated volunteers who made us feel so welcome. The reception staff were great and helped us by looking after our bags while we rushed through to take a trip...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ann w
MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thanks very much Ann and it’s great to hear you enjoyed your visit. We do take pride in our volunteers. The Steam boat Falcon story is great one - she’s had a very varied past. Her new engine which we are getting next year will...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

This small museum is well worth a visit to gain an appreciation of the Broads and its history. We received a warm welcome from the volunteers, and it was a pleasure to explore the Museum. There are well presented displays and we particularly liked the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roland T
MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thanks very much for taking the time to write this review. Our Curator took a lot of time deciding how to present our WW1 exhibition. It’s done really well and the stories are heartfelt. The Volunteers are a jolly bunch and love what they do....More

Reviewed 28 September 2018

An interesting visit, run by enthusiastic volunteers. Lots to see. Perfect for a rainy day. Shop and loos.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chris F
MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

We are pleased you had a great time. Our volunteers are a very merry bunch who love what they do. With our promimity to the coast we are a great alternative on a rainy day with lots to do for all ages. Please pop in...More

Reviewed 27 September 2018

Spent a couple of hours at the museum with a trip on there steam launch ‘Falcon’, would recommend to anyone this museum as they are constantly trying to preserve history of the broads with excellent exhibits.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Adrian B
MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thanks very much, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and our range of exhibits. We always like to include some quirky ones! The Falcon Trip is fab. Thanks very much for taking the time to write this review.

Reviewed 24 September 2018

After enjoying a photo op and a brief walk in the area, it was lovely to learn more about the area and how "broads" were created and now used. Interesting!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda M
MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. The Broads story is a great one and it must have been very cold to need all of that peat! Please pop in again, there is always something new happening.

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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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