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Gordon Russell Design Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 - 17:00
Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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Found this small museum by chance on a visit to Broadway. Beautifully set out, and totally... read more

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Very interesting and informative- if art and design are your thing you will enjoy this museum... read more

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The museum celebrates the life and work of renowned furniture designer Sir Gordon Russell and his company. Schooled in the Arts and Crafts tradition of the Cotswolds, Gordon Russell believed that the hand crafted tradition of British cabinet making...more
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15 Russell Square, Broadway WR12 7AP, England
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Reviewed today

Found this small museum by chance on a visit to Broadway. Beautifully set out, and totally accessible to anybody with mobility issues. The building is light and warm, with every piece of furniture labelled. I would recommend this place to anybody who enjoys beautiful design.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting and informative- if art and design are your thing you will enjoy this museum- small but beautifully formed. Staffed by local volunteers that are friendly and informative. Worth the £5 entry fee

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

We knew nothing of Gordon Russell until we visited the museum - a celebration of the mans life and work. The guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and although small there were some great examples of the work with photos and plans showing the evolution of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

Can recommend a day in the Cotswolds: for example Broadway - which has a very interesting design museum: Gordon Russel Design Museum - furniture makers - kind of a forerunner of Habitat, combining the best of craft work and machines. Gordon Russell was also involved...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maja D
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We called in to see what this museum was all about, not expecting to be wowed by the detail of information about a very clever, but almost forgotten, artist/craftsman. We spent longer here than anticipated because it was so engaging. This is well worth a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Gordon Russell survived the trenches of World War One determined to create in the wake of so much that had been destroyed. On the site of his Broadway workshop is now dedicated a museum to his memory. There are notable examples of his 1920s arts...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

I didn't know the name of Gordon Russell before visiting the museum (while staying at Russells hotel). However the style of much of the furniture - especially the fascinating collection of radio and hifi cases they made for the likes of Murphy in the 1950s)...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

A real surprise and wonderful history. Amazing furniture that I couldn’t resist touching with several pieces that I wished I could take home. A smashing museum which is very well organised. The gentleman in charge was very informative, his enthusiasm infectious.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

We read about the connection between the Russell family and the Lygon Arms Hotel where we were staying. We had a very informative tour of the museum by a trustee. If you are interested in post war furniture design you will find a visit this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter J
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Well worth a visit and walk around the museum - only small, but with some great examples of Russel's work and contemporaneous objects. The short introduction from the volunteers was most informative and made for a very interesting visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Clare B
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like the other guy said, booking not required but check opening times especially seaspnsl changes. enjoy.
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