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Gordon Russell Design Museum

15 Russell Square, Broadway WR12 7AP, England
+44 1386 854695
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Friendly staff. Fascinating displays, in chronological order so you can follow the development of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
notusedtomoaning
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London, United Kingdom
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This is a must visit attraction if you go to the Cotswolds. It shows the remarkable designs and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anthony H
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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The museum celebrates the life and work of renowned furniture designer Sir Gordon Russell and his company. Schooled in the Arts and Crafts tradition of the Cotswolds, Gordon Russell believed that the hand crafted tradition of British cabinet making could be fused with the possibilities of the machine, making good design accessible to all. From the workshops in the village of Broadway, which now houses the museum, the company gained an international reputation and had a profound influence on British industry, design and education. The displays cover a rich period of 20th century design, from Arts and Crafts to Modernism and beyond, accompanied by a changing programme of exhibitions and events. The museum shop brings the story up to the present day, showcasing the work of contemporary designer-makers.
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15 Russell Square, Broadway WR12 7AP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff. Fascinating displays, in chronological order so you can follow the development of the firm.

Thank notusedtomoaning
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must visit attraction if you go to the Cotswolds. It shows the remarkable designs and furniture produced by Gordon Russell over many years and demonstrates the remarkable influence he had on British design and the manufacturing industry. It's a small but very...More

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere is really friendly and welcoming and everyone there was enthusiastic about the history of design and the man. The displays are clear and the videos on production techniques are so interesting. There is a lift available, and you are positively encouraged to sit...More

Thank Marilyn0909
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Allow and hour and a half. It's just off the high street and well worth taking a walk around if you love local history, art and design.

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Beautiful wood pieces displayed in a lovely setting, off the High Street and away from tourists. Worth a visit.

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I had not thought of furniture design since my A level in Woodwork back 50 years ago but our visit to the Gordon Russell museum really reawakened my interest. The museum is small but packed full of history of this stunning designer. It was very...More

Thank Andy and Kath M
Management response:Responded 13 September 2017

Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the museum - many thanks

Reviewed 17 August 2017

To our shame, we knew nothing of Gordon Russell. We received a warm welcome from the guide who told us the history of Gordon Russell, his family, workshop and once-thriving business. The museum is beautifully laid out, with lots of Russell created furniture to admire....More

Thank AdeSuffolk
Management response:Responded 13 September 2017

Thank you for your review - so lovely to hear. Hope to see you again for your free return visit!

Reviewed 3 July 2017

Though frankly I had never even heard of Gordon Russell, being a fan of designers such as Raymond Loewy, I found Russell to have an equally distinguished career. There was post and pre World War ll designed furniture and though personally I preferred the more...More

Thank tvvvv2016
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

A small museum, reasonably priced entry. It was made special by the wonderful elderly gentleman who toured us round talking about the history of Gordon Russell and the story of the pieces of furniture and company life. He used to work for Russell's and knew...More

Thank sallyjmorgan
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We didn't know what to expect in here, it didn't look too large but had a not too cheap entrance fee. We were glad we went in as it's the story of a local craft furniture business based around the designs of of one man...More

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Response from Worcestershire Sarah | Reviewed this property |
like the other guy said, booking not required but check opening times especially seaspnsl changes. enjoy.
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