Broadway Museum and Art Gallery
The Broadway Museum and Art Gallery, formerly the Ashmolean Museum Broadway, is a community museum that explores the history of the town and tells the story of its success through the wool trade and the popularity of the town with travellers and artists.
The unique collection includes paintings, porcelain and artefacts curated by the Ashmolean in Oxford, and the furniture was selected from the Keil’s Antiques Collection. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum has special touring exhibitions of works loaned from the Ashmolean.
Karen Bloch curated the recently added Artist Colony display. This exhibition, developed in partnership with the Broadway Arts Festival, explores the beautiful artworks, which were painted in Broadway and the artists who were inspired by the beauty of the town and its surrounding countryside.
The museum is located within Tudor House, which was built in the 17th century as a coaching inn to serve the Ludlow to London route. The building 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 both a farmstead and a private residence and was for 80 years, the headquarters for H.W Keil Ltd, one of the leading dealers in antique furniture in the world.
Broadway Museum and Art Gallery opened in 2013 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. The museum shop, which you do not need to pay to enter, is also a great place to browse for gifts as well as being a good source of books on art and local history. In the courtyard entrance area there is also a secondhand bookshop – all proceeds from sales go back into improving the museum.
Visitors to the museum, 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.
February - October (before daylight saving ends).
Monday to Sunday 10.00-5.00 (last entry 4.30).
October (after daylight saving ends) - December.
Monday to Sunday 10.00-4.00 (last entry 3.30).
Open Bank Holidays.
Winter closure: We close to update our exhibitions and add new material from the 19th December to the second Saturday in February when we reopen for the new year.
Standard Admission: Adults £5 (16+), Family £10, Children (age 5-15): £2, & Under 5s free.
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 email@example.com
or telephone 01386 859047