Open Sunday-Friday, 10:00 - 16:30 | Adults £5.50, Children £2.50, Family Tickets & Concessions

The Museum of the Broads

Bringing the story of the Broads alive

Welcome to the waterside museum of Broadland life at the historic and picturesque Stalham Staithe. Discover the history of the Broads, its people, boats and wildlife. We are a family and dog friendly Norfolk attraction with trails and activities for all ages. Bring a picnic to enjoy by the river and make a day of it. 

Help us to take our Museum into the future

Our collection of items from the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads is unique and our vision is for everyone to discover the stories our items tell.  The Trustees have now purchased the neighbouring Cooke’s Staithe, and we are planning to re-develop the whole Museum as a resource and a visitor attraction for the future.

If you would like to help us realise our vision, please make a donation.


Opening Times

From 27th March, 2019, we are open through the week from Sunday to Friday, 10:00 to 16:30. We are closed on Saturdays.


Adults £5.50, Children £2.50.
Family tickets and concessions available, see our admissions page for details.

Where are We

Find us at The Poor’s Staithe, Stalham, NR12 9DA. A map and directions are available on the How to Find Us page.

See our 2019 exhibition, ‘The Lost Railway of the Broads’

The railway of the Broads ran from Yarmouth, through Broadland, to Melton Constable. From there, people and goods could travel to anywhere in the country. It ran for over 70 years, but closed in February 1959.

Awards collected by the Museum
Boat Trips on the Broads

Boat Trips

Take a trip on Falcon, our unique Victorian steam boat.

Activities at the Museum


Explore the Ellis Eel trail, try knot tying, dress up, play boats, and more for all ages.

School Visits to the museum

School Visits

We have education packs and worksheets for children of all ages.

Events at the Museum of the Broads


We host many events throughout the year, from jazz evenings to Vikings!