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Gordon Russell Design Museum

15 Russell Square, Broadway WR12 7AP, England
+44 1386 854695
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well worth a visit to see and feel such wonderful furniture

The museum is in one of the old workshops and is well laid out to allow you to wander around and... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2017
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Fine museum of Gordon Russell design

What a good museum. Great record of history of furniture design in Broadway-such an important part... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2017
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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The museum celebrates the life and work of renowned furniture designer Sir Gordon Russell and his company. Schooled in the Arts and Crafts tradition of the Cotswolds, Gordon Russell believed that the hand crafted tradition of British cabinet making could be fused with the possibilities of the machine, making good design accessible to all. From the workshops in the village of Broadway, which now houses the museum, the company gained an international reputation and had a profound influence on British industry, design and education. The displays cover a rich period of 20th century design, from Arts and Crafts to Modernism and beyond, accompanied by a changing programme of exhibitions and events. The museum shop brings the story up to the present day, showcasing the work of contemporary designer-makers.
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15 Russell Square, Broadway WR12 7AP, England
+44 1386 854695

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

The museum is in one of the old workshops and is well laid out to allow you to wander around and see the progress of the business over time.

Thank jimmy140
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

What a good museum. Great record of history of furniture design in Broadway-such an important part of the history of this area. We were lucky enough to have a guided tour by a gentleman who was the managing director of the firm and knew lots...More

Thank daddytommy
Reviewed November 24, 2017

My wife my daughter and I visited today and was greeted by an elderly gentleman who gave us a talk about the history of Gordon Russell, this was worth the £5 entrance fee alone which I would like to add was the best £5 I...More

Thank MelvinNewportGwent
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Friendly staff. Fascinating displays, in chronological order so you can follow the development of the firm.

Thank notusedtomoaning
Reviewed October 5, 2017

This is a must visit attraction if you go to the Cotswolds. It shows the remarkable designs and furniture produced by Gordon Russell over many years and demonstrates the remarkable influence he had on British design and the manufacturing industry. It's a small but very...More

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed September 29, 2017

The atmosphere is really friendly and welcoming and everyone there was enthusiastic about the history of design and the man. The displays are clear and the videos on production techniques are so interesting. There is a lift available, and you are positively encouraged to sit...More

Thank Marilyn0909
Reviewed September 26, 2017

Allow and hour and a half. It's just off the high street and well worth taking a walk around if you love local history, art and design.

Thank Steven L
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Beautiful wood pieces displayed in a lovely setting, off the High Street and away from tourists. Worth a visit.

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

I had not thought of furniture design since my A level in Woodwork back 50 years ago but our visit to the Gordon Russell museum really reawakened my interest. The museum is small but packed full of history of this stunning designer. It was very...More

Thank Andy and Kath M
Management response:Responded September 13, 2017

Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the museum - many thanks

Reviewed August 17, 2017

To our shame, we knew nothing of Gordon Russell. We received a warm welcome from the guide who told us the history of Gordon Russell, his family, workshop and once-thriving business. The museum is beautifully laid out, with lots of Russell created furniture to admire....More

Thank AdeSuffolk
Management response:Responded September 13, 2017

Thank you for your review - so lovely to hear. Hope to see you again for your free return visit!

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Response from Worcestershire Sarah | Reviewed this property |
like the other guy said, booking not required but check opening times especially seaspnsl changes. enjoy.