Children from Broadway First School experience the many facets and faces of their Museum

2019-07-20T14:36:38+01:00July 11th, 2019|

Recently we hosted a visit from an enthusiastic group of 6-8 year old schoolchildren from Broadway First School, as part of their Arts Week. It was a delightful experience. The 36 children in the Group took part in a packed programme. Each child engaged in several exciting activities organised specifically for them by museum staff. Firstly, [...]

Volunteer Week

2019-07-20T14:42:41+01:00June 4th, 2019|

National Volunteers' Week, which takes place from 1st – 7th June every year, is a chance to celebrate volunteering and say ‘thank you’ for the fantastic contribution that millions of volunteers make across the UK. It gives the team at Broadway Museum a great opportunity to focus on our small group of dedicated volunteers who [...]

Steam railway merchandise now for sale in the museum shop

2018-11-19T15:45:51+01:00November 19th, 2018|

Trains made a welcome return to Broadway this year and to mark this event our museum shop is now selling steam railway merchandise. Mugs and calendars are among the items for sale featuring the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway. Public train services returned to Broadway on Good Friday (30th March) this year after an absence of [...]

Second World War: HMS Broadway remembered

2018-11-19T12:45:12+01:00November 19th, 2018|

The Broadway Museum and Art Gallery's resident artist Doug Eyre has been working on a painting depicting an important engagements that involved HMS Broadway, a Destroyer of the Town Class that was part of the Royal Navy’s fleet in the Second World War. A bell that once belonged to the ship has recently been returned by the [...]

Children’s Art and Poetry Competition

2018-05-31T09:28:20+01:00May 31st, 2018|

Winners of the Children’s Art and Poetry Competition The judges were very impressed by the high standard of all the entries to the Art and Poetry Competition inspired by the Hiroshige Exhibition at Broadway Museum and Art Gallery. The progression of skills could be seen across the age groups. The judges looked for originality, an [...]

Supporting Our Local Community (Part Two)

2017-06-13T15:45:44+01:00July 8th, 2016|

This is the second blog post on Supporting Our Local Community. To see the first, on Eating Out in Broadway please go to this link: Supporting Our Local Community (Part One) As mentioned previously in this blog, The Ashmolean Broadway was set up with the intention of supporting and complimenting the local community. Our own shop [...]

Supporting Our Local Community (Part One)

2017-06-13T16:03:22+01:00May 2nd, 2016|

The Ashmolean Broadway was set up with the intention of supporting and complimenting the local community. We therefore did not design the museum to contain its own café because the town of Broadway already has its own fine array of cafes, restaurants and pubs available. Sue and Keith are regular weekend volunteers and especially enjoy [...]

Why not volunteer?

2017-06-13T16:20:18+01:00April 13th, 2016|

Peter Hayes is one of our newest volunteers at the Ashmolean Museum Broadway.  Here he explains why he decided to volunteer with us. When I took early retirement one of my priorities was to find something to provide a bit of shape to my week, something to get me out of bed and off the [...]