When open, the Museum offers trails and activities for all ages. When the Museum is closed, please visit our Virtual Museum to discover many unique stories of the Broads. We have suggested craft projects, inspired by the stories, to inspire you too!
Families come to the museum for fun, and learning is something we sneak in as an extra! Some of our events are aimed at families, so check out our What’s On section.
We have many different activities for children to enjoy. Follow one of our trails, dress up as a marshman or woman, or as a Victorian, learn morse code, tie knots, take part in an airborne lifeboat rescue, steer our static boat, and let off steam on our land-locked Play Boat. And for all the family, try on our Hats for Selfies!
We have some Broads pictures for you to colour in too at the bottom of this page. Click on them then copy and print.
We welcome schools, colleges, and youth groups. If you are interested in bringing a group, please download our teaching resource pack and risk assessment form. We can tailor trails to suit your needs too. Remember, teachers get a free ‘pre visit’. Contact the Curator to book.
We offer a ‘Steam Day Out Experience’ on Falcon for those who yearn to be a steam boat engineer or a helmsman/helmswoman. A perfect present for those interested in steam, engines or boats! Passengers are welcome too and lunch is included in the price. Please contact us for more details. Many volunteers have specialist knowledge of boat-building, wherries, crafts, local history and tools, and are happy to talk to visitors and answer their questions. Our Museum site is of special heritage interest too, being situated on an historic staithe. Members of our volunteer Documentation Team can help you research the history of boats, local people, or other Broadland topics. Please contact the Curator.