We look forward to welcoming you to our unique and tranquil riverside setting. Our story takes you from Roman times through medieval peat digging, to the holiday makers, sailors and environmentalists of today. Discover the boats of the Broads and see how people’s working lives shaped the landscape.
The Museum’s collection shows how people have exploited the land and the waterways for food, transport and leisure. Many of the Museum’s Broads boats, tools, and associated items are unique. Much of our photo archive and some of our boat plans can be viewed digitally on computer screens and we have created an audio guide tour using the voices of our volunteers. There are plenty of activities for all to enjoy.
Our staff and volunteers are committed to providing an environment which is safe and welcoming for all of our visitors. We aim to provide the best customer care that we can.
The Museum of the Broads is a registered charitable trust which aims to bring the story of the Broads alive. The Museum is Accredited by Arts Council England. Our Charity Number is 1036734.
The purpose of the Museum of the Broads is the conservation of the Museum’s collection in perpetuity, to preserve, record and illustrate the history of The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads. The focus is on people’s relationship in the discovery, development and exploration of the local area. The Museum will encourage visitors to engage with the collection, and be inspired and helped to discover the local heritage.