Museum of the Broads

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Welcome to the only museum of Broadland life at the historic Stalham Staithe.  Discover iconic boats, the landscape and wildlife, see how people lived and worked, and find out how invaders and windpumps shaped the Broads.  Take a river trip on our steamboat, or our accessible, electric boat. Bring a picnic or buy drinks, ice creams and snacks to enjoy by the river. There are events, trails and activities for all ages, and families, groups and dogs are all welcome.

Guide Prices

Adult £7
Children £3
Boat Trips 1 hour and 30 mins: Adult £8 and £6, Child £4 and £3



  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • Contactless payment possible
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups
  • Mini Coach Parties Accepted


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access


  • School Trips

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Follow the brown sign on the A149 at Stalham. Parking at Richardson's Boatyard, disabled parking outside the Museum. Mooring for Museum visitors on our quayside.

Accessible by Public Transport: Hoveton station is 7 miles away.

Museum of the Broads


The Poor's Staithe, Stalham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 9DA

Tel: 01692 581681


  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018
  • East of England AwardsBroads Tourism Broads Tourism 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Opening Times

* Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays (August and part Sept only), Thursdays and Sundays. Boat trips each open day. Open from Easter to end October.

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