Skyscape Launch Event

2017-09-20T17:29:39+00:00 September 20th, 2017|

Our Skyscape exhibition has begun! Last week we said goodbye to the beautiful Embroidered Bodies exhibition and welcomed in a wonderful range of art depicting skyscapes. Our launch event was a lovely evening, with curator Katherine Wodehouse providing us with a brief introduction to the exhibition. Writing to his friend the Revd John Fisher on [...]

West Midlands Volunteer Awards Finalists 2017

2017-08-16T16:21:15+00:00 August 16th, 2017|

Our amazing Volunteer Team were submitted into the 'Above and Beyond' category for the West Midlands Volunteer Awards 2017. The finalists were announced on Friday 11th August and we were thrilled to find out that they had made the finals. Our team will be off to the evening ceremony at the Birmingham Hippodrome on the [...]

Anglo-Saxons came to Broadway

2017-08-16T16:01:06+00:00 August 16th, 2017|

On the 5th August, 2017, Broadway Museum and Art Gallery teamed up with Regia Anglorum to produce a great Anglo-Saxon reenactment show on Broadway Green. The reenactors showed off various crafts in their tents, and training displays in the arena, to the public. The crafts included woodworking, Old English language and writing, jewellery making and [...]

Clothing the Body

2017-07-23T18:12:05+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|

Clothing the Body: Textile Coverings from Around the World   Corynna Jeudwine is a textile designer and independent researcher. She brought along her own textiles collection to bring to life the story of the clothes we wear. This information and intimate evening was both colourful and wonderful as Corynna got us to think about the [...]

Embroidered Bodies: Garments, stitches and stories from the Ashmolean opens

2017-06-13T14:34:44+00:00 May 18th, 2017|

Invited guests enjoyed their recent evening viewing of our summer exhibition which has just opened - Embroidered Bodies: Garments, stitches and stories from the Ashmolean. The exhibition will run until 10th September. The exhibition takes you on a journey through Egypt, the Greek Islands, Saudi Arabia, Central Asia, Pakistan, India and China. A fascinating look at [...]

The Romans come to Broadway!

2017-06-13T14:40:49+00:00 April 7th, 2017|

An historic hoard of Roman coins will be showcased at the Broadway Museum and Art Gallery from Friday 7th April 2017. Two metal detectorists discovered the Bredon Hill Hoard in June 2011.  The hoard, the largest ever found in Worcestershire, dates back to the 3rd Century.  A selection of the coins, which feature 16 different Roman Emperors, will [...]

Cotswolds Christmas

2017-06-13T15:36:14+00:00 December 6th, 2016|

A Cotswold Christmas Notes from A Cotswold Christmas by John Hudson (1988) Our volunteers have been reading a wonderful festive book, while welcoming visitors to the shop. We thought we would share with you some of their favourite bits about Christmases of old in the Cotswolds. Even as late as 1913 the butcher [...]

Ho Ho Ho and a Tombola

2017-06-13T15:37:16+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|

Friday 25th November and Friday 2nd December Late Night Christmas Shopping Image: Trevor McGill Plenty of people were out and about to prepare for, and celebrate, Christmas. And we were certainly feeling festive with Broadway looking wonderful with its Christmas lights twinkling. At the Ashmolean Museum Broadway we held our annual tombola, with items donated [...]