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The Museum of the Broads

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Boat Trip

Had a good afternoon at the museum with a lovely hour long boat trip on the Broards with a very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Camper117920
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A Lovely Day Out

We visited the museum on October 10th and were greeted by two delightful ladies, who offered lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dave S
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Welcome to the only waterside museum of Broadland life in a tranquil and picturesque location at Stalham Staithe. Discover the boats of the Broads and see how people's working lives shaped the landscape. Family friendly with activities for children...more
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| Poor's Staithe, Stalham NR12 9DA, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a good afternoon at the museum with a lovely hour long boat trip on the Broards with a very informative crew.The whole of the afternoon was informative, with a very good 1st world war exhibition and the model's on display are so realistic. Well...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the museum on October 10th and were greeted by two delightful ladies, who offered lovely advice. We bought tickets for the museum and a boat trip on the fantastic Falcon Steamboat. We were in time to get the first trip at 10.30 am...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting and well set out museum. We really enjoyed the whole visit helped by the dedicated volunteers who made us feel so welcome. The reception staff were great and helped us by looking after our bags while we rushed through to take a trip...More

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MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much Ann and it’s great to hear you enjoyed your visit. We do take pride in our volunteers. The Steam boat Falcon story is great one - she’s had a very varied past. Her new engine which we are getting next year will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum is well worth a visit to gain an appreciation of the Broads and its history. We received a warm welcome from the volunteers, and it was a pleasure to explore the Museum. There are well presented displays and we particularly liked the...More

Thank Roland T
MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much for taking the time to write this review. Our Curator took a lot of time deciding how to present our WW1 exhibition. It’s done really well and the stories are heartfelt. The Volunteers are a jolly bunch and love what they do....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting visit, run by enthusiastic volunteers. Lots to see. Perfect for a rainy day. Shop and loos.More

Thank Chris F
MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are pleased you had a great time. Our volunteers are a very merry bunch who love what they do. With our promimity to the coast we are a great alternative on a rainy day with lots to do for all ages. Please pop in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a couple of hours at the museum with a trip on there steam launch ‘Falcon’, would recommend to anyone this museum as they are constantly trying to preserve history of the broads with excellent exhibits.

Thank Adrian B
MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and our range of exhibits. We always like to include some quirky ones! The Falcon Trip is fab. Thanks very much for taking the time to write this review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After enjoying a photo op and a brief walk in the area, it was lovely to learn more about the area and how "broads" were created and now used. Interesting!

Thank Linda M
MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. The Broads story is a great one and it must have been very cold to need all of that peat! Please pop in again, there is always something new happening.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited while on holiday in the area,well worth while.Some wonderful exhibits and friendly and informative staff.Lots of local history from wild live and old vessels,would recommend a visit to anyone visiting the Broads.Thanks to all involved.More

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MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Vo-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much for taking the time to write this review. We are very proud of our exhibits and do have a cracking collection. Glad you liked the local history and found our lovely volunteers helpful. Please pop in again if you are up this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum for a rainy morning. Lots of hands on stuff for my 5 year old grandson. Plenty of interest for adults and children alike.More

Thank Janet C
MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks, with our proximity to the coast we often find we are quite busy on rainy days. Our riverside area is great for picnics when the sun shines. We are very pleased we kept a 5 year old fully engaged. Please pop in again soon...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on a Heritige Weekend, which meant that admission was free! Normally admission is about £5 and this includes unlimited access for a year, which is great value. It's a very friendly place, operated by helpful voluntary staff, who cannot do enough to...More

Thank DAGreenish
MOTB_Marketing, Marketing Co-ordinator at The Museum of the Broads, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a great review, thanks very much. We do pride ourselves on our volunteers and they are interested in what they do as well as being a wealth of information. The WW1 exhibition is this year’s annual exhibition and we will have something different in...More

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jeannejudd1932
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Hello - we are a very dog friendly museum. Well behaved dogs are very welcome. We have dog parking on our picnic benches, a dog bowl for drink and dogs are also welcome on the steam boat. If they wish for a run around... More
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