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Museum of the Broads

The Staithe, Stalham, NR12 9DA
+44 (0)1692 581681

An essential introduction to the Norfolk Broads

The Museum of the Broads sits on the quayside of the busy Broads town of Stalham. It’s the only museum dedicated to the Broads and provides a comprehensive and colourful overview of this rich and complex waterworld. You’ll find beautifully preserved Broads boats alongside fascinating displays on marsh men, thatching, boat building and more. There are plenty of hands-on and family-friendly things to do, plus archive photos and films to enjoy. The lovely waterside setting is perfect for picnics.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  and event days you can take a trip on Falcon, a beautiful Victorian steam launch. Call the museum to book.

Recommended length of visit: 1 to 2 hours

Special events

No Events listed at present

Other good things to do near by

Hire a dayboat from Moonfleet Marine in Stalham and look for king fishers on the River Ant and Barton Broad. Canoe and Kayak hire is available from Banks Boats at nearby Wayford Bridge. Head for the wonderful RAF Air Radar Defence Museum or visit the working potter at Sutton Pottery.

Travel and parking

Just off the A149 Stalham bypass. Parking at Richardsons boats. Public transport: For buses visit Traveline. Buses stop at Stalham’s Tesco from where there is a short walk along the A149 to a footpath to the museum.


Closed for the winter season from 12 November 2018
Reopening spring 2019

Sunday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm
Closed Saturdays


Adult £5.50
Conc £5.00 (over 65, students, disabled)
Child £2.50 (5-18 years)
Family: 1 adult & 1 child £7.50; 1 adult & all children £9.50; 2 adults & 1 child £13; 2 adults & all children £15
All above tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase.
Under 5s FREE

Twighlight ticket
Adult £2
Child £1
One hour before closing and valid on day of purchase only

Free admission to: Friends of the Museum, a Carer of a Disabled visitor,
and members of the Museums Association (please show card).

Steam launch Falcon
runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and Event days

Adult: £5 (short trips £4)
Child, ages 5 to 18: £3 (short trips £2.50)
Under 5s FREE
To avoid disappointment pre-book by calling 01692 581 681

Facilities and access

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Other access information: Parking for disabled people is available at the museum. Telephone for further details.