The Witches of Broadway

2020-11-01T19:05:58+00:00November 1st, 2020|

It's Halloween, which gives us a great opportunity to explore witches and witchcraft and how they were regarded during the late seventeenth century, a period when our beautiful museum building was in its heyday as a busy coaching inn. Witch Marks, or Apotropaic Markings if you're posh, were used back then as devices for warding [...]

Coming soon: Children’s Halloween Trail & Competition

2020-10-14T10:48:35+01:00October 14th, 2020|

Is your family brave enough to take part in our fangtastic Halloween trail? From Friday 23rd October to Sunday 1st November we’ll be hosting our children’s Halloween events. Come and take part. Drop by the museum to see if you can solve our tricky puzzle. Join the spooky trail and try to spot all the [...]

Heritage Open Days 11th – 20th Sept

2020-09-14T01:54:19+01:00September 14th, 2020|

The Council of Europe and the European Commission set up Europe Heritage Days in 1991 to raise awareness and appreciation of the richness and diversity of Europe’s cultural assets as well as the need for care and protection of them for posterity. The central principle behind the days was simple and compelling.  They would throw [...]

Welcome Back!

2020-09-01T18:55:03+01:00September 1st, 2020|

Welcome Back! We are excited to announce that Broadway Museum & Art Gallery will reopen its doors on Tuesday 8th September 2020! The museum will remain open Tuesday to Saturday (10:30am - 4.00pm) until our winter closure in late December. In addition to our permanent exhibitions about Broadway’s history, the world-famous colony of American artists and [...]

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 [...]

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