2019 Lecture Series: The History of Gordon Russell Design

2019-10-23T12:03:04+00:00October 23rd, 2019|

Image: Sir Gordon Russell. One of the recent, well attended talks at the Museum, as part of the NFU series, was that of Martin Blakeman, former Master Craftsman for Gordon Russell Ltd and current volunteer at Gordon Russell Design Museum. He took his audience through the organic growth of the Gordon Russell Design business, its [...]

Volunteer outing in the summer

2019-09-18T21:39:25+00:00September 16th, 2019|

Staff and Volunteers Visit Sezincote A group of volunteers and staff from Broadway Museum & Art Gallery recently visited the wonderful house and gardens at nearby Sezincote. It proved to be a delightful and rewarding afternoon out. Set in beautiful grounds and dating from the early nineteenth century, Sezincote House is a unique example of [...]

Children’s trail

2019-08-27T20:44:35+00:00August 1st, 2019|

Changing Faces: new Children’s Trail launched  The museum team have developed a great new Children’s Trail, giving  younger visitors an opportunity to investigate the museum’s many and varied exhibits and answer questions based on what they find. Themed to tie in with our current exhibition, Painting Faces: The Art of Flattery, it’s a fun way [...]

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

2019-07-20T14:36:38+00:00July 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+00:00June 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+00:00November 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+00:00November 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+00:00May 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+00:00July 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 [...]