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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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We stumbled across this gem of a museum this morning

What a delightful museum. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Although we were on a flying visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tommackeown
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Fakenham, United Kingdom
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 February 24, 2019
byron845
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Stalham, 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delightful museum. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Although we were on a flying visit, we will definitely return. Picnic area by the river. Moorings available for those visiting by boat. All in all a treasure!More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank tommackeown
MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much for our first review of the new season. Please use your annual ticket and return for free. Our steam launch and new electric boats should be working next month. This is a great way to experience the Broads first hand. Thank you...More

Reviewed February 25, 2019

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 February 28, 2019

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 February 24, 2019

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 February 28, 2019

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 October 22, 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 October 28, 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 October 11, 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
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MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 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 October 11, 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 October 17, 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 October 3, 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 October 4, 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 October 3, 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 October 4, 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 September 28, 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 September 30, 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 September 27, 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 September 30, 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.

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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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