The Museum of the Broads

The Museum of the Broads
The Staithe
NR12 9DA



General Information & Events


01692 581681

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The Broads, one of England's unique landscapes, was formed by medieval peat diggings which became shallow lakes. Today they are a haven for both wildlife and holidaymakers, but behind the tourist industry lies a myriad of traditional ways of working and living. Situated in a range of traditional storage buildings and boat sheds, near the busy market town of Stalham it complements the picturesque staithe on which it stands and presents a vista of the dyke it surveys. It is the only museum in the UK to chronicle man's effect upon the Broadland environment.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive, Transport heritage site

Opening hours

Easter-End of October
Daily 10.30-17.00

Admission charges

Adult £4 Child £2.50 Family (2A +3C) £12

Getting there

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

Additional info

Access to archive material by pre-booking. Steam launch trips (50mins)Tues. Weds. & Thurs. 11am -3pm.

Collection details

Inland Waterways, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Norfolk Broads - Broadland environment and history
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Broadland During the First World War

Broadland During the First World War

  • 11 June — 2 November 2014 *on now

Discover what happened in Broadland during the First World War. We were near to the Western front and had the first ever air raids in Britain, our young men fought all over Europe and beyond, and our women had to endure rationing, black outs and war work. The film shows local people talking about their families' experiences during the war and the exhibition has a mix of items from the Front Line and the Home Front. To view the film and find out more, visit:

Suitable for

  • Any age


Included in normal Museum admission. £5 adults, £4.50 concessions, £2.50 child, £13 families (2 + 3). Group discount for 10 or more. Contact 01692 581681.


Getting there

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