The Museum of the Broads

The Museum of the Broads, Stalham: Hours, Address, The Museum of the Broads Reviews: 4.5/5

The Museum of the Broads
4.5
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
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. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome. Take a river trip on our steam boat, 'Falcon' or our electric boat ‘Marsh Harrier”. See website for full details.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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JAN
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Excellent morning out
Oct 2021
We, together with our dog spent a very pleasant and informative couple of hours walking around the museum, and then capped the visit off with a 50 minute steam boat trip on the "Falcon".

All staff/volunteers were welcoming and knowledgable, everywhere was clean and tidy and safety on the boat was a very high priority.

We would have no hesitation in recommending a visit to this museum
Written 19 October 2021
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SevenoaksJohn
Sevenoaks133 contributions
Very interesting and super friendly staff/volunteers
Sep 2021
Staying in area we found this when exploring. Only open Sunday Tues Thur as reliant on volunteers. We explored museum and took details of boat trips. We returned couple of days later and volunteer Alan took us and another couple on an excellent 1 hour trip. He was fun and knowledgeable
Written 26 September 2021
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It’s great to hear you visited whilst in our lovely county. We hope you enjoyed your holiday. The museum is a fascinating visit and the stories it tells just bring the Broads alive. The boat trip is always worth it and our helms are knowledgable. All of our volunteers are passionate about the museum and really appreciate the feedback. Thanks for taking the time to write this review.
Written 16 October 2021
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Rach13H
Bedfordshire, UK642 contributions
Ideal Location and Well Worth the Visit!
Jul 2021
Ideal location and well worth the visit. A good balance of facts to read, an audio guide which can be accessed using the QR codes and also physical artefacts. A very informative and interesting history of the Broads.

The porta cabin toilets outside weren't exactly the most pleasant, but there is an accessible toilet within the museum, which visitors can ask to use if required. There is an area to purchase light refreshments and also a souvenir shop on site.

The staff were all very friendly and helpful.

Highly recommended!
Written 3 August 2021
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Thanks very much for taking the time to write this review. Glad you enjoyed your journey through the history of the Broads and the wonderful stories. The porta cabin loos are part of the changes we have made for COVID and we are looking at other ways to have a different solution. Please pop in again and thanks again
Written 9 August 2021
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sashar393
Fakenham, UK18 contributions
very enjoyable afternoon
Jun 2021
we visited today with our 11 year old grandson he really enjoyed it we have been many times before and have taken friends and relations as well. every time they all enjoyed it.volunteers very helpful went on the electric boat and were surprised how quiet it was.
Written 3 June 2021
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Just wonderful! We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit and it’s great to see we appeal to all ages. Thanks for taking the time to write this review.
Written 7 June 2021
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Mary F
4 contributions
Interesting museum
Oct 2020
Interesting history of the Broads. Great boat ride too. Friendly volunteers and they are doing a good job.
Written 22 October 2020
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Thanks for taking the time to write this review. The history of the Broads is a fascinating one. Our volunteers have a real passion for the museum and it shines through.
Written 9 November 2020
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AngelaKuddus
Loughborough, UK23 contributions
Broads History Come Alive
Oct 2020 • Solo
This Museum is run by volunteers and they are doing a great job. There is plenty to learn about the history of navigating the broads and the skills that are dying out today. It was an hour well spent. I wish I had booked the boat ride too.
Written 15 October 2020
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Thanks for taking the time to write this review. Pop in again in the future as our exhibits change frequently. We I’ll pass on your lovely feedback to our volunteers.
Written 18 October 2020
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Alyson O
Stratford Upon Avon116 contributions
Do not miss this! it is unique.
Sep 2020
We recently spent a delightful couple of hours at this glorious little museum in Stalham. it is entirely staffed by charming enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. Despite arriving quite close to closing time we were still able to enjoy a wonderful steam boat ride and be given lots of valuable and interesting information. Bob and Ian were great hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed our all too brief visit to see them. We will return to stay longer and absorb even more! Thank you.
Written 26 September 2020
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What a lovely review - we will make sure both Bob and Ian get to see it. We always like to accommodate our visitors and it’s great you were able to enjoy a trip on Falcon - toot toot! Thanks for taking the time to write this review and please pop in again.
Written 29 September 2020
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rugbyfan2017
Warwick, UK14 contributions
An Interesting Museum and Exceptional Historic Boat Trip
Sep 2020
this is a gem of an experience of bygon times on the Broads. All of the volunteers are friendly and extremly informative of all that has gone on on The Broads, the wildlife, the changes and improvements they have seen. A worthy voluntary organisation to lend your support to.
Written 13 September 2020
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Thanks very much - our volunteers are really passionate about the museum and it does shine through. We hope you enjoyed our Wish You Were Here exhibition on holidays - there are some real gems in there. Thanks for taking the time to write this review.
Written 29 September 2020
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Swedishtomcat
Diss, UK2,882 contributions
Digestible information and informative boat trip
Sep 2020
This appealing museum gives a good insight into the historical nature of the Broads. There’s plenty of information and a sufficient number of displays plus various craft to look at. You also have the option to pay for a half hour boat trip. The electric boat we went on is so quiet that the swooping kingfishers probably didn’t even hear us coming.
Written 7 September 2020
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Fabulous and I hope you got to see some of the Kingfishers which live in Stalham Dyke! We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and thanks for taking the time to write this review.
Written 29 September 2020
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Shirley H
Ipswich, UK34 contributions
Museum nearby.
Aug 2020
We visited here a couple of times during our recent break, very handy as just a few steps away from where we were based. Very interesting museum and an enjoyable time to pass a few hours especially if you take one of the boat trips on a sunny morning as we did!
Written 6 September 2020
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Thanks for taking the time to write this review and hope you enjoyed staying near the historic Stalham Staithe. Please pop in again - our exhibits often change. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit.
Written 29 September 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Museum of the Broads

The Museum of the Broads is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
  • Tue - Tue 11:00 - 15:00
  • Thu - Thu 11:00 - 15:00