North Walsham

Add your own museum exhibits

Just Regional
Apr 20, 2020 2 mins read

The Museum of the Broads is closed for the foreseeable future and all events up to the end of June have been cancelled – but organisers are hoping to be able to set up a virtual online museum and have just launched a YouTube channel.

They also have active social media pages and are asking people to post photos of the area – days out, holidays and other happy events – using the hashtag #WishYouWereHereMemories – to share with others.

Curator Nicola Hems said: “At this difficult time, when our lovely Broads landscape is not accessible to many, we are encouraging you to remember your special holidays and days out.  Post photos and recall those memories to help others as well as yourself.

“Volunteers and staff who have worked so hard to get the museum ready for the new season are all disappointed.  However, we must all stay safe and look forward to welcoming you later in the year.”

She said she hoped to get a grant for the virtual museum, and urged people to visit MuseumBroads on YouTube and to keep an eye on social media.

“Our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages can keep you up to date and there’s our weekly competition, Where Am I, on Facebook on Saturdays to entertain you.  See our website’s Learning page for some pictures to print out and colour too.”

Some photographs showing happy holidays on the Broads. People are being invited to add their own photos for everyone to enjoy using the hashtag #WishYouWereHereMemories

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