Broadway Museum and Art Gallery
The Broadway Museum and Art Gallery, formerly the Ashmolean Museum Broadway, is a community museum that aims to tell the story of the village through the ages and display important works of art. There is a permanent collection of art and special touring exhibitions with the works loaned from the Ashmolean Museum Oxford.
For 2017 we have added new displays to offer visitors a greater insight into the history of Broadway; from the prosperity of the wool industry in 1100-1550 and the importance of the coaching heritage in the 17th century to the arrival of the railways of the 19th century.
More displays and interpretation pamphlets will be gradually introduced over the year to begin to unfold the history of the House and the village, including how the Broadway Arts Colony came about and the people who owned the Tudor House building where the museum is based. In addition, we are working towards displaying archaeological artefacts from a recent local excavation.
Tudor House was built in the 17th century as a coaching inn. It has been extended and adapted over the years but retains original features and architectural flourishes reflecting trends of the passing eras. The house has been transformed with each of its owners and was for 80 years, the headquarters for H.W Keil Ltd, one of the leading dealers in antique furniture in the world.
Tudor House in 1906
In 2013 the museum opened following a close partnership with Worcestershire County Council, other local organisations, and the Keil family, to transform an historic building in a beautiful Cotswold village into an independent museum.
Visitors to the Broadway Museum and Art Gallery, who are UK tax-payers, can make a one-off donation of £5 on entry to then gain free entrance to the museum for 12 months.
Under the gift aid scheme the donation of £5 means the Broadway Museum and Art Gallery receives £6.25 (25p for every £1 donated). If you pay tax at a higher than the basic rate you can reclaim the difference in your donation in your annual HMRC tax return. If you do not pay UK tax or do not pay sufficient tax to cover the donation value, then the standard entrance fee costs you exactly the same.
Art Courses at the Broadway Museum and Art Gallery with Doug Eyre, our local artist, lecturer and teacher.
Every Tuesday from 21st February
Course 1: Learn to Draw
10.15am -4.30pm Cost £50/person
Maximum six students
All monies raised will support the museum.
To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone 01386 859047