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Museum of the Broads

Museum of the Broads

Online Exhibitions

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The Museum of The Broads Site

MHE Regional October Events 2008

About Us

Video presentations of the origins and development of The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads, their industries and natural history, and the lives of some of the people involved.

Collections of boats, tools, boat engines, photographs, films, brochures, sailing diaries and boatbuilding plans relating to life and work on the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads from the earliest times to the present day. The museum includes displays about the unique Norfolk Wherries and the lifestyle of the marshmen.

A restored Victorian steam launch "Falcon", runs trips (c.50mins.) Tuesdays and Wednesdays, approx. on the hour, 11am. to 3pm. conditions permitting. If coming from a distance it is advisable to ring to check availability on suitable sailings and book seats, tel. 01692 581681. Tickets  All Adults  £3.50,   Child  £2.50.

"Falcon" is also available for a private charter, or, "Learn to be a Steam Engineer" day, where you can learn to drive the 19th cent. steam engine,and steer Falcon for a trip on the river. Includes a lunch. For details and prices please ring Trevor on 01692404577.

For the younger visitors there are things to do as well as see: Painting,colouring, quizzes and a "Play-boat" on which to sail off into the sunset or fight off pirates.

Light refreshments now available in the reception area or take your ease and enjoy your drink, under the gazebo overlooking the river. 

Admission Costs


Adults £4.00

Concessions and Child (5-15 y.o) £3.50  (under 5 free)

Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) £10.00

Special rates for schools and pre-booked groups. Please ring 01692 581681.(preferably Mon. & Wed mornings).


Opening Hours

Daily April to end of October 10.30am to 5pm. (last entry 4.30 pm.)



The Poor's Staithe,STALHAM,
Norfolk NR12 9DA.



Latitude: 52.7675652° 52' 41.1° N Longitude: 1.516591 ° 26' 15.9° E


Other Information

Registered Charity  (No.1036734)

An Accredited Museum.

Events held at The Museum during 2008.

Wherry Maidie Restoration Photographic Exhibition March 27th. to May 20th..

Sunday 4th. May Boat / Fishing Jumble Sale 8 am -noon

admision 50p.

Sunday 8th. June     Watercolour Challenge Painting  Competition.

Saturday 21st. June   Midsummer Jazz Concert by The Good Time Trad Jazz Band.

For Details visit www.museumofthebroads.co.uk


Disabled parking outside The Museum.

Wheelchair accessible, via ramps into buildings, some boats exhibited on grass.

Accessible toilet.

Dogs, under control, welcome.


How to Find Us

By car:

The museum is signposted off the A149, east of Stalham. There is on street parking at the Museum, plus extra parking at Richardson's boatyard on the left. The museum is at the end of the road.

Disabled parking at the Museum.

By boat: At the end of Stalham Dyke leading off the River Ant at the north end of Barton Broad.


Some Photos of Our Museum

"Falcon" a VIctorian steam launch at the MOTB
Museum of the Broads "Falcon"
View of Gun Punt and Drain clearing tools
Museum of the Broads Gun Punt
A view of interior of Boat Shed
Museum of the Broads

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