Broads Authority visitor centres

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The Broads Authority has three visitor centres where friendly staff can help you get the most out of your visit to the Broads.

Both a boat trip that allows you to explore the nearby waterways and has touchscreen technology screening films about Broads wildlife. You can buy short visit boat licenses as well as books, maps, postcards and gifts.

The Broads information centres are open daily from Easter until the end of October.

Hoveton Visitor Centre

This information centre is on the River Bure and has information and displays about Hoveton and the Broads. The centre offers a wildlife boat trip on Ra, our disabled-friendly solar boat that journeys along the River Bure towards Coltishall and back, with plenty of time to enjoy the woodlands and meadows of this tranquil and varied stretch of river.

Hoveton Information Centre
Station Road,
Hoveton, NR12 8UR
01603 756097 or 01603 782281

Ranworth Visitor Centre

Ranworth Visitor Centre is situated at picturesque Ranworth Staithe, overlooking Malthouse Broad. The centre offers information and displays about the local area and the rest of the Broads National Park, as well as offering a selection of books, maps and gifts for sale. There is a boat trip on Liana, our Edwardian-style launch, which explores Malthouse Broad, Ranworth Dam and the nearby River Bure.

Ranworth Information Centre
Farm Lane, The Staithe,
Ranworth, NR13 6HY
01603 756094

Toad Hole Cottage at How Hill Nature Reserve

This tiny marshman's cottage on the River Ant was home for a whole family in Victorian times. Visit the cottage to see how they lived and the tools they used for working on the marshes. You can watch a video and read about how Toad Hole was rethatched in March 2017.

The cottage also has information and displays about How Hill and the Broads and tickets can be bought for the wildlife walking trail. The Electric Eel boat trip offers you the chance to explore along dykes fringed with marshland plants and an experienced guide will show you the wildlife including dragonflies, marsh harriers, wildflowers and swallowtail butterflies.

Toad Hole Cottage Museum,
Ludham, NR29 5PG
01603 756096 or 01692 678763