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
The special annual exhibition for 2019 is The Lost Railway of the Broads. Discover the story of the former M&GN Line that brought tourism to the Broads. Meet our wartime evacuee and enjoy the models and items on display on loan from local collectors, the M&GN Circle and the Barton House Railway.
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.