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Norfolk Broads museum, Stalham

WEEKEND TEASERA rather nice hat for this beauty to keep the rain off. Where is it? Let us have your thoughts in the comm...
01/06/2019

WEEKEND TEASER

A rather nice hat for this beauty to keep the rain off. Where is it? Let us have your thoughts in the comments box below. Answer on Sunday.

Museum Broads's cover photo
31/05/2019

Museum Broads's cover photo

We always love anything to do with Vikings
26/05/2019

We always love anything to do with Vikings

CITY OF ALE HISTORIC BEER JOURNEY

The Museum took part this week in part of a historic journey to help bring beer brewed in Rouen France up to their twin city of Norwich. It re-enacts a journey from Normandy to being Caen stone into Norwich to build the Cathedral.

Earlier this week the Vikings and specially brewed beer arrived from Normandy following a breakdown of the boat. The flotilla of small boats transported the beer up to Norwich from Coldham Hall.

Well Falcon looked fabulous and transported the Mayor and Lady Mayoress plus EDP journalist on the trip. Yes was a hiccup with the engine but she looked fab and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Here are a few photos from what was a great day and the Norwich City of Ale festival is running - check out their website.

CITY OF ALE HISTORIC BEER JOURNEYThe Museum took part this week in part of a historic journey to help bring beer brewed ...
25/05/2019

CITY OF ALE HISTORIC BEER JOURNEY

The Museum took part this week in part of a historic journey to help bring beer brewed in Rouen France up to their twin city of Norwich. It re-enacts a journey from Normandy to being Caen stone into Norwich to build the Cathedral.

Earlier this week the Vikings and specially brewed beer arrived from Normandy following a breakdown of the boat. The flotilla of small boats transported the beer up to Norwich from Coldham Hall.

Well Falcon looked fabulous and transported the Mayor and Lady Mayoress plus EDP journalist on the trip. Yes was a hiccup with the engine but she looked fab and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Here are a few photos from what was a great day and the Norwich City of Ale festival is running - check out their website.

WEEKEND TEASERA beautiful quiet spot (with a bit of road traffic in the distance) but where is it? Let’s be having you...
25/05/2019

WEEKEND TEASER

A beautiful quiet spot (with a bit of road traffic in the distance) but where is it? Let’s be having your thoughts in the comments box below! Answer on Sunday

STALHAM SPRING STUPENDOUS ART EXHIBITION.A great opportunity to view some local art! #makeitstalham
20/05/2019

STALHAM SPRING STUPENDOUS ART EXHIBITION.

A great opportunity to view some local art! #makeitstalham

WEEKEND TEASERThis week looks more like The Mediterranean but it’s not! Where is it? Let us have your thoughts in the ...
18/05/2019

WEEKEND TEASER

This week looks more like The Mediterranean but it’s not! Where is it? Let us have your thoughts in the comments box below. Answer on Sunday.

GREAT NEWS - BOAT TRIPS UP AND RUNNING FROM 28th MAY!  Fabulous news today, Falcon our steam launch passed her boiler te...
15/05/2019

GREAT NEWS - BOAT TRIPS UP AND RUNNING FROM 28th MAY!

Fabulous news today, Falcon our steam launch passed her boiler test! Next week she is taking part in the City of Ale festival by being part of the flotilla transporting beer to Norwich. She will commence trips from the museum on 28th May! It’s THE trip to make on the Broads!

A DATE FOR THE DIARY #makeitstalham
13/05/2019

A DATE FOR THE DIARY

#makeitstalham

WEEKEND TEASERTaken a couple of minutes before I fell over and had a natter with one of our followers! Very easy this we...
11/05/2019

WEEKEND TEASER

Taken a couple of minutes before I fell over and had a natter with one of our followers! Very easy this week folks but where is it? Let us have your thoughts in the comments box below. Answer on Sunday

MAY 23rd STOP PRESS STEAM LAUNCH TO TAKE PART IN CITY OF ALE EVENT! Overjoyed to be able to announce that we have been a...
10/05/2019
Boat owners needed to help with epic voyage of beer from France to Norfolk

MAY 23rd STOP PRESS STEAM LAUNCH TO TAKE PART IN CITY OF ALE EVENT!

Overjoyed to be able to announce that we have been able to take part in helping deliver beer from Rouen (one of Norwich’s twin cities) from Coldham Hall to Norwich. Falcon our Victorian Steam launch will be pootling to Norwich!

Keep an eye on our social media on the day for photos!

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/norfolk-boat-owners-needed-to-complete-sea-journey-of-beer-from-france-1-6022783

Brewers in north Norfolk and France are looking for boat owners to help complete the journey of a cargo of beer sailing over from Rouen.

WEEKEND TEASERPersonally I love a bit of Art and this is great and right next to an Iconic spot. Where is it? Let us hav...
04/05/2019

WEEKEND TEASER

Personally I love a bit of Art and this is great and right next to an Iconic spot. Where is it? Let us have your thoughts in the comments box below. Answer on Sunday.

WEEKEND TEASEROne for the walkers or canoeists - this is a lovely spot in an area currently under the spotlight locally ...
27/04/2019

WEEKEND TEASER

One for the walkers or canoeists - this is a lovely spot in an area currently under the spotlight locally but where is it? Let us have your thoughts in the comments box below. Answer on Sunday

DO YOU BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO TAKE A BOAT TRIP ON THE BROADS? We do! This year have committed this year...
21/04/2019

DO YOU BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO TAKE A BOAT TRIP ON THE BROADS?

We do! This year have committed this year to offer a wheelchair friendly boat for our customers. The last piece of this jigsaw is a lift on the shore to link with the lift on the boat. The hole is dug but we could really do with some help with funding the lift.

If you are able to help here please just click below https://www.wonderful.org/charity/themuseumofthebroads

Thanks very much all help in making this become a reality!

WEEKEND TEASERTaken last year - that’s a clue,  this is always a great spot but where is it? Let us have your thoughts...
20/04/2019

WEEKEND TEASER

Taken last year - that’s a clue, this is always a great spot but where is it? Let us have your thoughts in the comments box below. A very happy Easter to all. Answer on Sunday.

LAUNCH OF OUR LOST RAILWAY EXHIBITION Today saw the official launch of our railway exhibition all about a line which ran...
13/04/2019

LAUNCH OF OUR LOST RAILWAY EXHIBITION

Today saw the official launch of our railway exhibition all about a line which ran approx 300 metres from our museum. We had an incredible response of over 80 Friends who attended.

The in my opinion Broads Ikon Peter Bower from Barton House Railway and Wherry Yacht Charter Trust formally opening the exhibition.

Inspiring exhibition and really makes you want to get out there and walk to discover more!

Here are a few photos of the day and the exhibition. Pop in and have a look! We have an accompanying book as well!

Many thanks to our wonderful talented team who have put this together and everyone who attended. What’s more we raised nearly £300 to help with one aspect of our assessable lift - fabulous!

WEEKEND TEASERA famous location on the Broads but where is it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below. Answ...
13/04/2019

WEEKEND TEASER

A famous location on the Broads but where is it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below. Answer on Sunday.

THE MEDIEVAL DIETWe see lots of swans gracing our rivers and looking regal. In times gone by they were a popular choice ...
07/04/2019

THE MEDIEVAL DIET

We see lots of swans gracing our rivers and looking regal. In times gone by they were a popular choice on the tables of the wealthy.

In Norwich on the riverside walk at the back of the Great Hospital you can still see a swan pit. Thankfully with no swans in it being fattened up in 2019!

Here are a couple of photos and an explanation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan_pit

WEEKEND TEASEROne for the walkers amongst you this week and a photo kindly sent by Sandra! 👍 Where is it? Let us have...
06/04/2019

WEEKEND TEASER

One for the walkers amongst you this week and a photo kindly sent by Sandra! 👍 Where is it? Let us have your thoughts in the comments box below. Answer on Sunday

CHECK OUT OUR NEW WIND BREAKS! This is for our boat trip waiting area! Fabulous
03/04/2019

CHECK OUT OUR NEW WIND BREAKS!

This is for our boat trip waiting area! Fabulous

New wind brakes 😁👍

HAPPY MOTHERING SUNDAYTo all Mums our there have a lovely day of being spoilt as much as possible. A thought to all thos...
31/03/2019

HAPPY MOTHERING SUNDAY

To all Mums our there have a lovely day of being spoilt as much as possible. A thought to all those Mums no longer with us.

WEEKEND TEASERThis weeks teaser is a lovely riverside loo but where is it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box...
30/03/2019

WEEKEND TEASER

This weeks teaser is a lovely riverside loo but where is it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below. Answer on Sunday.

PENNANT SPOTTING CHALLENGE We were contacted this week by Tobi one of our friends on Twitter about the pennant below ask...
28/03/2019

PENNANT SPOTTING CHALLENGE

We were contacted this week by Tobi one of our friends on Twitter about the pennant below asking us to identity the organisation. After some digging our President Robert Paul came up with answer. It is Venturers http://www.venturers.org.uk/ who organise a Christian holiday for young people. The older pennant is still used on most of their boats.

Now we have a challenge for the eagle eyed of you. Keep your eyes peeled and post a photo of the pennant on our social media if you see it! Of course give them a wave as well. Good luck!

WE ARE OPEN FOR THE 2019 SEASON Proud to say today we reopen after a lot of hard work - we got there. A huge thanks to e...
27/03/2019

WE ARE OPEN FOR THE 2019 SEASON

Proud to say today we reopen after a lot of hard work - we got there. A huge thanks to everyone involved in our team who helped make this happen. Here are a few photos from yesterday and cheers to a great season! #makeitstalham

24/03/2019

WE REOPEN THIS WEDNESDAY 27th MARCH

Excitement levels are at a high - we reopen this Wednesday. I have just put all our events onto Facebook so pop them into your diary. Updated opening times are also on Facebook and they apply from Wednesday. We will operating boat trips from Mid April - more details to follow. Here’s to a great season. #makeitstalham

Museum Broads's cover photo
24/03/2019

Museum Broads's cover photo

WEEKEND TEASERI always like a statue especially on a sunny day. This is rather a nice one but where is it? Let us have y...
23/03/2019

WEEKEND TEASER

I always like a statue especially on a sunny day. This is rather a nice one but where is it? Let us have your thoughts in the comments box below. Answer on Sunday.

WEEKEND TEASERI always think this is such a great spot having spent many years there as a kid. Taken last summer but whe...
16/03/2019

WEEKEND TEASER

I always think this is such a great spot having spent many years there as a kid. Taken last summer but where is it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below. Answer on Sunday.

WHATS IN THE BOX?Yesterday was a great day! The long awaited new steam engine for our Victorian steam launch - Falcon, a...
14/03/2019

WHATS IN THE BOX?

Yesterday was a great day! The long awaited new steam engine for our Victorian steam launch - Falcon, arrived. These aren’t the sort of thing you can buy as standard and the engine has been adapted to suit our needs. Excitement levels were at a high but it’s worth it - the new engine is a stunner. Our next job is to fit the engine and put the existing engine on display. This will drastically improve reliability. Let us know what you think of the engine - toot toot?

WEEKEND TEASERI quite liked this rather attractive bridge but where is it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box...
09/03/2019

WEEKEND TEASER

I quite liked this rather attractive bridge but where is it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below. Answer on Sunday.

WEEKEND TEASER A topical one this week folks and an extra pat on the back of you know why! Where is it? Let us know your...
02/03/2019

WEEKEND TEASER

A topical one this week folks and an extra pat on the back of you know why! Where is it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below. Answer on Sunday.

A NICE CUP OF TEA! A jolly Twitter exchange came good when Yorkshire Tea kindly sent our museum 800 teabags all for free...
28/02/2019

A NICE CUP OF TEA!

A jolly Twitter exchange came good when Yorkshire Tea kindly sent our museum 800 teabags all for free. We all love a good cuppa at the museum. Here are some of our lovely volunteers enjoying a brew!

WEEKEND TEASERAnother great spot on the Broads. Where is it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below. Answer...
23/02/2019

WEEKEND TEASER

Another great spot on the Broads. Where is it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below. Answer on Sunday.

WEEKEND TEASERAn easy one week folks at one of my personal fave spots. Where is it? Let us know your thoughts in the com...
16/02/2019

WEEKEND TEASER

An easy one week folks at one of my personal fave spots. Where is it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below. Answer on Sunday.

HAPPY VALENTINES!Whats better than our boat seat for a bit of romance!
14/02/2019

HAPPY VALENTINES!

Whats better than our boat seat for a bit of romance!

WEEKEND TEASERA lovely modern water house. Where is it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below. Answer on S...
09/02/2019

WEEKEND TEASER

A lovely modern water house. Where is it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below. Answer on Sunday.

WEEKEND TEASERRather like this medieval look here! Where is it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below. Ans...
02/02/2019

WEEKEND TEASER

Rather like this medieval look here! Where is it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below. Answer on Sunday.

WEEKEND TEASERI am calling this photo breathe in. Where is it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below. Answ...
26/01/2019

WEEKEND TEASER

I am calling this photo breathe in. Where is it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below. Answer on Sunday.

STANDING ROOM ONLY AT RANWORTH! Do love to see a nice Broads winter scene. This is today at Ranworth with the ducks stan...
21/01/2019

STANDING ROOM ONLY AT RANWORTH!

Do love to see a nice Broads winter scene. This is today at Ranworth with the ducks standing and sleeping on the ice. Rather them than me!

WEEKEND TEASERAnother great spot for this weeks teaser! Where is it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below...
19/01/2019

WEEKEND TEASER

Another great spot for this weeks teaser! Where is it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below. Answer on Sunday

BURESIDE HOUSE WROXHAM - DO YOU KNOW ANY MORE? A great post from Broadland Memories about a beautiful house in Wroxham. ...
13/01/2019
Bureside House, Wroxham | Broadland Memories Blog

BURESIDE HOUSE WROXHAM - DO YOU KNOW ANY MORE?

A great post from Broadland Memories about a beautiful house in Wroxham. If you know any more about this mystery house then let us know and we will pass on.

http://www.broadlandmemories.co.uk/blog/2019/01/bureside-house-wroxham/

I’ve mentioned in the past that some of the email enquiries that come in to the website are from people researching their family trees, but I’ve also received a few in the past from homeowners who are hoping to discover more about the history of their Broadland property. It’s not really someth...

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The Poor’s Staithe
Stalham
NR12 9DA

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The only waterside museum of Broadland life, in a traditional setting at Stalham Staithe on the Norfolk Broads. Discover the boats of the Broads and how people's working lives shaped the landscape.

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Monday 10:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:30
Thursday 10:00 - 16:30
Friday 10:00 - 16:30
Sunday 10:00 - 16:30

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