There are nearly 6,000 items in the Museum’s collection. Each one helps to bring the story of the Broads alive. There are iconic boats, a water bicycle, models showing life 1,000 years’ ago, tools, household items and photos, brochures and souvenirs from holidays throughout the decades. The annual exhibition looks at stories not normally told and in 2019 looks at the impact of the Lost Railway of the Broads, the former M&GN line that closed in 1959.
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.