Come and explore this hidden gem in the Worcestershire countryside…
Tudor House is one of the only 17th century buildings you can come in to explore. It is home to the Broadway Museum and Art Gallery which explores the history of the town and tells the story of it’s success through the wool trade and the popularity of the town with travellers and artists. The unique collection has been carefully curated by the Ashmolean Oxford and the locally focused exhibits are ever evolving.
The collection includes paintings and furniture from the founding collections of the Ashmolean, given by Elias Ashmole to the University of Oxford in 1683. Local exhibits expand upon elements of the timeline of the village: its prosperity brought by wool, its coaching heritage.
We are thrilled to announce the arrival of the Artist Colony display, curated by Karen Block. This exhibition, in partnership with the Broadway Arts Festival, explores the beautiful artworks which were painted in Broadway and the artists who were inspired by the beauty of the town and its surrounding countryside.
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway are opening a station in the town on the 30th March. To celebrate the return of the railway we have teamed up with GWSR to create a display on the history of the railway and its importance to the town. This will be available to view from the start of April 2018.
Tudor House was purpose built in the 17th century as a coaching inn to serve the Ludlow to London route. It has been extended and adapted over the years but still retains original features and architectural flourishes reflecting trends of the passing eras. The house has been through many phases. It has served as a farmstead and a private residence. For 80 years, it was the headquarters for H.W Keil Ltd, a renowned leading dealers in antique furniture .
Broadway Museum and Art Gallery is a community venture. In addition to the partnership with the Ashmolean in Oxford and the Keil family the museum’s trustees have been supported by local organizations, businesses and residents to transform an historic building in a beautiful Cotswold village into an independent museum.
Take a walk through Tudor House and discover Broadway’s history and more about travel and trade through the compelling paintings, inspiring tapestries and fascinating ceramics from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
Our 2nd floor is a dedicated gallery for special exhibitions.
Our top floor is dedicated to art teaching and space for local artists. We run this in conjunction with education and outreach programmes.
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Tuesday – Saturday 10.00-5.00 (last entry 4.30)
Tuesday – Saturday 10.00-4.00 (last entry 3.30)
Open Bank Holiday Mondays
Booked Tour Groups only on Sundays
Child £2.00 (under 5’s free)
We provide guided tours of the house and the displays for booked Groups of 10+ at a discounted price:
Please contact the House Manager at email@example.com for further information and to book in advance.
We can also cater for other subjects – please contact the House Manager in advance to discuss these bespoke requests.
By Car – Broadway village is off the A44 between Stow-on-the-Wold and Evesham approaching from the South and off the A44 just after Evesham travelling from Worcester or the M5 junction 6 from the North. Broadway is approximately 1 hour from Oxford, 30 minutes from Cheltenham, 40 minutes from the M5 and 15 minutes from Evesham.
There are 650 spaces in 3 car parks in Broadway. For more information follow the link
By Train – closest stations are Evesham, Honeybourne or Moreton In Marsh on the London to Hereford line (FGW). Oxford to Honeybourne is a 50 minute rail journey. Buses run from Cheltenham to Broadway. The London to Cheltenham route is most helpful for a bus connection.
Become a Friend, make a donation, or become a Benefactor of Broadway Museum and Art Gallery. Broadway Museum and Art Gallery Friends play an active role in the museum’s success.
For more information, pop in and see us or call 01386 859047. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Broadway Museum and Art Gallery relies on a dedicated team of volunteers who make a huge contribution to the museum and its visitor services. Are you able to spare some time? With full training provided, we are looking for volunteers to join our friendly and dynamic front of house team.
We are also on the lookout for volunteers who may be able offer support in fundraising and marketing.
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