Museum Events 2024


Free entry day for people with dementia and their carers

Free entry day for people with dementia and their carers

Tuesday 11 June 1000 - 1600

Many of the stories we tell bring back memories.  If you, or someone you care for has dementia, please visit us for free on this Tuesday.  No need to book – just turn up.

There is a sunny cafe area and a large outside picnic area by the river.  We sell a small selection of sandwiches, wrapped cakes, crisps, ice creams and drinks and you are also welcome to bring your own food.  Our shop sells Broads themed items too.

If you would like a boat trip on our accessible boat, Marsh Harrier, please telephone to reserve your seat/s.  60 mins trip: £9 per adult, £6 per under 18.

01692 581681.

Music by the Riverside – Taverham Band at the Museum

Music by the Riverside – Taverham Band at the Museum

Saturday 20 July. Doors open at 1800, Band from 1900, finish by 2200

Music by the Riverside, featuring tunes from the 1940’s, stage, screen & more.

Local brass band, Taverham Band, will include music from the 1940’s, including Glenn Miller,  right up to the present day in their popular programme.

Not to be missed!  Come and enjoy this musical evening by the waterside at Stalham Staithe

Bring a picnic, chairs and friends.  And get ready to dance!  Bar, hot/cold drinks and snacks available.  The Museum will also be open.

£12 adults; 12 and under Free.

Please be prepared for the weather – the concert is outside.

Steam and Sail Days - unique experience! £35 per person

Steam and Sail Days - unique experience! £35 per person

Tuesday 06 August and Thursday 22 August

In partnership with the Wherry Yacht Charter Trust.

Travel back in time to the late Victorian and Edwardian eras! Set off from the Museum by steam to Barton Broad, take a sail in a wherry yacht and then return to the Museum by steam. Please allow 2 hours for the boat trips and please note, the last trip will return to Museum by wherry yacht and so might take a little longer.  Museum entry is included in the price.

Bring a picnic.  Drinks, snacks and ice creams also available to purchase at the Museum.

Find out more about wherries in our exhibition, From Sails to Blades – How Wind Power Shaped the Broads!

Booking in advance is essential. We apologise, but due to restrictions on board the yacht, dogs are not allowed on this experience.

Kingfisher Cruises

Kingfisher Cruises

Tuesdays and Thursdays in August and September dates TBC

Come aboard Marsh Harrier for this special evening cruise.  As you quietly travel along the river, enjoy the wildlife and look out for the kingfishers.

Will you take that unique photo or will you just see a flash of blue?

Please note, we cannot guarantee you will see kingfishers – but these are the best times to try!  And there is plenty of other water loving wildlife around for you to spot and photograph too.

The Museum won’t be open, but our shop will be.  Hot/cold drinks, pre-packed snack items and ice creams are available and you are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy beforehand.

Please dress appropriately for the weather as it can get cold.


Wherry Albion Open Day

Wherry Albion Open Day

Thursday 15 August

Come aboard the Wherry Albion and explore life below decks on a trading wherry.

Chat to the volunteers who maintain and crew this important piece of Broads history.


Heritage Open Day

Heritage Open Day

Sunday 08 and 15 September

Free entry to the Museum.  Just turn up!

Explore the Museum for free and discover your local heritage.  Activities for all ages.

Take a boat trip.

For more information and to pre-book, see here.

Broadland Ghosts' Hallowe’en Trail

Broadland Ghosts' Hallowe’en Trail

October Half Term Thursday 24 to Thursday 31 October

Spooky family fun discovering some of the stories of Broadland’s ghosts.

Did you know St Benet’s Abbey is haunted or that the ghastly, ghostly dog, Black Shuck, patrols the Broads and North Norfolk coast?  Find out about these stories and more.  Complete the trail and win a prize! 

But watch out for the Wroxham witches and other spooky characters hidden around the Museum!

Meet our storyteller who will tell more ghost stories of the Broads each day.  Be arty and crafty with Hallowe’en themed makes.

Take a boat trip and bring a picnic and enjoy our riverside setting.  Dogs most welcome too.

Family Easter Trail

Family Easter Trail

Ended - look for similar in 2025!

Included with Museum entry.  Enjoy a fun, duckling inspired trail around the Museum with Easter themed prizes for all children.

Take a boat trip (extra cost) and spot our local wild ducks too!

Boat and Fishing Jumble

Boat and Fishing Jumble


Grab a bargain and enjoy a bacon buttie too!

£2 entry, under 18s free.  Pay on the door.

Stalls: £14 standard table (8ft), £22 large table (16ft).