Gordon Russell Design Museum

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Gordon Russell Design Museum

Gordon Russell Design Museum
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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 could be fused with the possibilities of the machine, making good design accessible to all. From the workshops in the village of Broadway, which now houses the museum, the company gained an international reputation and had a profound influence on British industry, design and education. The displays cover a rich period of 20th century design, from Arts and Crafts to Modernism and beyond, accompanied by a changing programme of exhibitions and events. The museum shop brings the story up to the present day, showcasing the work of contemporary designer-makers. Pre-booked tickets only: please book a 1 hour time slot via our website. Your slot admits up to 6 people per booking, with admission payable on arrival. Thank you.
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Crispie21
Market Drayton, UK64 contributions
Gem of a museum
Sep 2020 • Couples
Came across this place next to Tourist Information really interesting about Gordon Russell and the furniture designs
Lovely lady on reception who gave us a detailed insight of the family and what the brought to Broadway including The Lygon Arms Hotel
Written 17 September 2020
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TNewstead
Lincolnshire, UK9 contributions
The perfect tactile Museum experience.
Nov 2019
This gem of a museum is well worth a visit; a small quality collection of furniture that perfectly illustrates material culture. The pieces deserve to be handled and examined - and you can! The most immersive museum I have ever visited - where visitors are encouraged to touch, handle and open drawers, cupboards and sideboards, giving them the tactile joy of what it would feel like to use these iconic objects; a flavour of the eras in which they were constructed. A pearl of a place, beautifully displayed and exhibited.
Written 3 December 2019
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Pete W
13 contributions
Great hands on museum...
Nov 2019
This museum was one of the reasons we had travelled to Broadway and we were not disappointed - furthermore, unlike many of its sister establishments, you are actively encouraged to open draws, look a blue prints and touch many of the exhibits. Perfect if your interested in seeing how this were made from first principles. Well worth a visit.
Written 28 November 2019
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Mark T
Leicester, UK784 contributions
Fascinating story well told
Nov 2019
Hidden away behind the supermarket in a crescent shaped stone building is the Gordon Russell museum. It tells the story of the family business which dominated the town centre for over sixty years. This story is told through pictures captions and some wonderful examples of Russell’s designs in furniture, and household items like radios. We were lucky enough to have a guided tour by the curator who bought the place alive with her extensive knowledge and enthusiasm for the collection. Of interest to anyone in the art and design world or people exploring the ar5s and craft influences in the region.
Written 6 November 2019
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tylottama
Los Angeles, CA60 contributions
Interesting little gem
Aug 2019
This small museum is tucked away on a side street in Broadway. I discovered it when I went to the grocery store. The museum faces grocery store across the courtyard. I had never heard of Gordon Russell, so I decided to check it out. It turns out that Gordon Russell was a furniture designer who lived in the Cotswolds. The museum traces his career, which spanned several decades. It starts with his early work & progresses to his later work. Examples of his different styles fill the museum. It is a very interesting museum, & worth a stop.
Written 25 September 2019
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Kangaweez
UK11 contributions
Fascinating and Informative
Aug 2019
I knew about Gordon Russel furniture, but I had no idea that it was manufactured in Broadway until I stumbled across the museum.

Having admired their pieces of furniture for some time I was trilled to have a tour with one of the old directors. He had a tremendous knowledge of the product and its manufacturing history.

If you have any interest in history, especially the history of design, then you will really enjoy this little museum.

It made my day.
Written 18 September 2019
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Aj8709
Edinburgh, UK111 contributions
Fascinating and well laidout
Aug 2019
I was not aware of Gordon Russell before visiting this delightful little museum. Aside from the enthusiastic volunteer on the front desk, the exhibits were well planned to explain the work of this self-taught designer whose influence on our modern households cannot be over-stated.
Written 9 September 2019
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LessAggro
Poole, UK45 contributions
Great social history museum
Jul 2019 • Friends
Museum for those interested in wood and furniture. Quite amazing both the pieces on show and the story of the company.
Written 1 August 2019
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Hong Kong, China3,731 contributions
You can open the drawers!
Jul 2019 • Friends
This is a small but interesting and interactive museum, all about the designs and works of Gordon Russell and his company. Whilst it won’t take visitors more than thirty minutes to wander round, it’s still worth visiting I would say.
Written 6 July 2019
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Rebecca H
Evesham, UK67 contributions
Stepping back in time
Oct 2018 • Couples
I am passionate about Gordon Russell’s iconic furniture.

Rare furniture examples. Huge knowledge 😊

Particularly like the Helix design sideboard.
Written 2 July 2019
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