To keep our visitors, staff and volunteers safe during the impact of Covid 19, the Museum is closed until further notice. | Adults £6.00, Children £2.00

The Museum of the Broads

Bringing the story of the Broads alive

Due to thPreviouse impact of the Covid 19 virus, the Museum is closed indefinitely.

This has not been an easy decision, but we take the health of our visitors, volunteers and staff extremely seriously.

Please see our Facebook page for updates and further information. Thank you.

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

The Museum is now closed for 2019.  We re-open on Wed 25 March 2020.  Open from Sunday to Friday, 10:00 to 16:30. The Museum is closed on Saturdays.

Admission Prices for 2020

Adults £6.00, Children £2.00.

Where are We?

Find us at The Poor’s Staithe, Stalham, NR12 9DA, just off the A149 at the turning to Richardson’s Boatyard.

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, or on Marsh Harrier, our Edwardian style electric launch.

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!