Joanna Lumley’s Dress

2020-03-11T10:50:32+00:00March 11th, 2020|

A 1920s-style evening dress made for Joanna Lumley for a stage role, is just one of the beautiful items on display in Beauty, Style & Fashion, the first of our three special exhibitions this year. The exhibition explores the depiction of beauty, style and fashion using a superb selection of original drawings, paintings, gowns and [...]

King Kong In Broadway?

2020-02-27T11:08:59+00:00February 27th, 2020|

What could be more iconic than the scene at the end of the 1933 classic film, King Kong? A huge ape atop the Empire State Building, his tiny girlfriend, played by Fay Wray, in one hand, fending off aeroplanes with the other. Exciting stuff! Now imagine all of this taking place on a needle - [...]

Fascinating Faceting

2020-02-26T15:30:24+00:00February 26th, 2020|

Facets of Nature, a fascinating talk on gemstones by an expert facet cutter, got our 2020 lecture series off to a very polished start last week. In an entertaining, well-attended talk, Jamie Richardson guided us through the many different types of gemstones, and how facet cutters can get the best out of them. He also [...]

NFU Mutual Lecture Series

2020-01-23T01:58:55+00:00January 23rd, 2020|

The start of a new year provides us with an opportunity to look back at a successful lecture series during 2019 and to look forward to 2020, when NFU Mutual (Moreton-in-Marsh) will continue their sponsorship of these events. In 2019, all of the lectures were very well supported, with a number of capacity audiences. As [...]

Volunteer’s Fayre

2020-01-22T18:33:08+00:00January 22nd, 2020|

Interested in volunteering? Broadway Museum & Art Gallery are holding a Volunteers' Fayre on Wednesday 5th February from 11 am to 2.30 pm at Tudor House, 65 High Street, Broadway, Worcs, WR12 7DP. Copious coffee and cake! DO DROP IN Volunteering is very rewarding and provides a great way to meet new people, gain new [...]

Museum Mystery as Milk Jug Goes Walkabout

2019-12-10T02:06:24+00:00December 10th, 2019|

As you admire the superb display of historic ceramics at the museum, spare a thought for the unassuming white milk jug, exhibit 31 in the main display cabinet. This exquisite piece of plain white, salt glaze stoneware (c. 1760) recently escaped from its allotted spot and was only stopped in its tracks by an adjacent [...]

The Goldfish Bowl

2019-12-06T17:14:09+00:00December 6th, 2019|

From time to time, we will shine a light on items in our collection that merit a special mention. One such item is The Goldfish Bowl, an oil painting by William Daniels, dated 1868. Daniels (1813 – 1880) was an artist who worked in Liverpool during the Victorian era, specialising in portraiture and scenes of [...]

Einstein Visits Broadway (in a small way)

2019-11-04T15:29:00+00:00November 4th, 2019|

100 years ago, just six minutes of a solar eclipse was enough to provide proof of Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. The rest is history. A new micro-sculpture of Einstein, one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century, has gone on display in the Willard Wigan Room at Broadway Museum and Art [...]