The Museum of the Broads

steam boat Falcon on the river
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Welcome to the waterside museum of Broadland life at the historic and picturesque Stalham Staithe. We are family friendly with trails and activities for children. Bring a picnic to enjoy by the river and make a day of it.

Visit our shop and cafe for Broadland memorabilia and light refreshments. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

Take a river trip on our steam boat, 'Falcon', Tues, Wed, Thurs and event days and Sun to Fri in August. See website for full details.

Our story takes you from the Roman peat diggers to the sailors, tourists and environmentalists of today. See how this landscape was made, meet Broadland characters and discover the boats of the Broads. Don't miss the 2016 special exhibition, Broadland's High Streets Through Time. Nostalgia and activities for all.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive, Transport heritage site

Opening hours

Daily from 23 March - 30 October 2016
March, April, May and October 1000 - 1600
June, July, August and September 1000 - 1630

Admission charges

Adult £5, concession £4.50, Child £2.50, Family (2A +3C) £13


  • Museums Association
Getting there

Just off the A149 Great Yarmouth To North Walsham road. Brown Sign indicates turning.

Additional info

Disabled access, accessible toilet, baby changing area, cafe, picnic area, toilets, archive available via pre-booking, steam boat trips, annual exhibition.

Collection details

Inland Waterways, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Norfolk Broads - Broadland environment and history
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
making a bird box

A Wild Night at the Museum

  • 13 May 2016 4-8pm

Enjoy spotting wildlife by the river, make mini beast houses and bird and bat boxes to take home, and follow trails to discover more about the stories of the animals of Broadland. Take a trip on our steam boat, Falcon, and spot swans, ducks, kingfishers and maybe otters too (weather permitting). Bring a picnic and make an evening of it.

Entrance to the Museum and all activities are free. Booking advisable for steam boat.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free entry and activities, including steam boat trips. Drop in, but booking advisable for the steam boat trips. 01692 581681 to book.


Getting there

Just off the A149 Great Yarmouth To North Walsham road. Brown Sign indicates turning.

The Museum of the Broads
The Staithe
NR12 9DA



General Information & Events


01692 581681

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.