Broadway Museum & Art Gallery – Discover Cotswolds Cottages
The Broadway Museum & Art Gallery in Broadway was originally built in the seventeenth century as ‘The Angel Inn’, the building, now known as Tudor House, 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.
As a fascinating local community museum, the exhibits explore the history of Broadway. It tells the story of its success through the wool trade, highlights its important history as a major stopover on the coaching route between London and Ludlow and illustrates the popularity of the village with travellers and artists.
In 2018 the museum opened the Artists’ Colony Room, which showcases Broadway’s connections with John Singer Sargent, Henry James, William Morris, and more. In 2019 The Broadway Room was unveiled, a room that offer a look at the history of Broadway from the end of the nineteenth century onwards.
You’ll also find a beautiful collection of medieval furniture, paintings, fine furniture, glassware, ceramics, opals and an interesting cabinet of curiosities. Added to this are special exhibitions which have in the past featured collections of World War I & II paintings, and Japanese watercolours.