Explore, discover, create at Broadway Museum and Art Gallery
We have lots in store for you tat Broadway Museum & Art Gallery including trails, dressing up costumes and crafting activities, come and play with some toys the children might not recognise!
Never miss a photo opportunity, pose as the characters in our paintings, imagine what it was like to arrive at the Angel Inn after an exhausting stage coach journey. Pose as a Highwayman or The Highway Rat.
Whilst the grownups take a nostalgic trip with our 1970s Toy Exhibition, the Star Wars costumes and light sabres give all the family a chance to imagine being part of this iconic film.
Perhaps you will borrow one of our lovely old museum bears and let him take you on a journey through our museum.
Where will Teddy take you on our family trail? He is so excited to meet you and has so much to share!
Explore, Discover, Create
At Broadway Museum and Art Gallery we aim to bring the fascinating history of our beautiful historic village to life. We welcome people of all ages to explore its story, in the context of our own beautiful building which was once The Angel Inn and vitally important to Broadways Coaching Era.
Teachers Meeting Space
Teachers are most welcome to work alongside us at the Museum. We are keen to help schools by providing a planning space and a venue to deliver aspects of local history study. We would be delighted to assist in the delivery of the Arts and Humanities in the schools in and around the Broadway area.
Beyond the classroom
Children are always given a special welcome. The ‘Find out about Broadway Trail’, provides fascinating facts and encourages children to observe and ask questions. Our ‘The way we were Trail‘ encourages children to select a museum bear and go on an adventure through our Museum! This enquiry approach to education is at the forefront of the offer we make to young people and families. By encouraging children to ask questions and to feel comfortable exploring, we hope to increase their knowledge and understanding of the changes in the life of Broadway over the centuries.
Showcasing Young Talent
We are a Living Museum where we showcase the talents of our young people by displaying their art and writing. Our Halloween trails have inspired children’s drama and art, while our Hiroshige exhibition stimulated their creative writing. Primary art is displayed during Broadway Arts Festival while secondary pupils are also invited to showcase their art work at the museum.
We are involved in Broadway’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations and have just launched our ‘Design a Hat Competition’ and our ‘If I were King/Queen for a day Completion’, both with fabulous prizes for the winning entries and visibility during the Jubilee Celebrations across the weekend. Would you like to be chauffeur driven in the Broadway Procession dressed as Queen Elizabeth II or Prince Philip? Our winners will get to do just this on Thursday 2nd June!
Stories and Socialising
Explore, discover, create at Broadway Museum and Art Gallery, we seek to be a fun and accessible destination for all who live and visit Broadway, a place where reminiscences of Broadway residents can be shared. Throughout the year the museum delivers a programme of fascinating talks and lectures which are both entertaining and informative. Keep an eye on our What’s on page.
The History of Wool and Craft days
The Cotswolds is famous for its sheep and fine cloth produced in and around Broadway. By celebrating spinning, weaving and knitting over a cup of tea we have an opportunity to share our expertise with others. Watch out for other craft demonstration days when all the family can take home a keepsake to remind them of their visit to our beautiful museum.