Gordon Russell Design Museum

Situated in the beautiful village of Broadway, the Gordon Russell Design Museum celebrates the design pioneer Gordon Russell and his furniture company. Built on the principles of good design that was accessible to all, Gordon Russell Ltd produced high quality, innovative designs evolving from the Arts and Crafts style to fully fledged Modernism. Explore the fascinating story of the 20th century firm and those involved in its success.

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Gallery

Browse the gallery of Gordon Russell designs, many of which are in the museum

Gallery

Browse the gallery of Gordon Russell designs, many of which are in the museum

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Opening hours

Posted on: 26th September 2022

Our opening hours this week are:

Tuesday – Friday 10am-4pm

Saturday 10am-1pm, Sunday closed

Plan your visit or buy tickets in advance via our booking page

We look forward to welcoming you!

Our opening hours this week are:

Tuesday – Friday 10am-4pm

Saturday 10am-1pm, Sunday closed

Plan your visit or buy tickets in advance via our

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MARIANNE STRAUB – A DESIGNER’S DESIGNER

Posted on: 22nd February 2020

Friday 3rd April 1730 for 1800 in the Edinburgh Room, Lygon Arms, Broadway

Arriving in Bradford in 1932 to study power weaving, Swiss-born Marianne Straub (1909-1994) was to become one of Britain’s most influential designer/weavers. This talk is a chance to glimpse the creative output of a handweaver committed to well-made mass-produced textiles, one who remained active until her return to Switzerland in 1992.
           
Her biographer, Mary Schoeser, introduces the range of her work, including the cloths she designed for Gordon Russell Ltd. Some, such as the Welsh tweeds first produced in the mid-1930s, remained favourites among the clients of the firm for over two decades, and Dick Russell is also known to ha

Friday 3rd April 1730 for 1800 in the Edinburgh Room, Lygon Arms, Broadway

Arriving in Bradford in 1932 to study power weaving, Swiss-born Marianne Straub (1909-1994) was to become one of Britain’s most influential designer/weavers. This talk is a chance to glimpse the creative output of a handweaver committed to well-made mass-produced textiles, one who remained active until her return to Switzerland in 1992.
           

Friday 3rd April 1730 for 1800 in the Edinburgh Room, Lygon Arms, Broadway

Arriving in

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Talk: The Future of Furniture Craft Education

Posted on: 25th September 2019

by Joseph Bray

Friday 1st November 2019

at 6pm

Edinburgh Room, Lygon Arms, High Street, Broadway WR12 7DU

Over the past 20 years Joseph Bray has observed both the demise of graduate level craft programmes in the UK and the significant reduction in children learning craft in schools. At the same time the furniture industry reports a skills gap and an aging population with craft skills in very high demand. Set against this backdrop his Churchill Fellowship took him to northern Europe and the east coast of America to learn first hand from programmes and institutions that deliver excellence in

by Joseph Bray

Friday 1st November 2019

at 6pm

Edinburgh Room, Lygon Arms, High Street, Broadway WR12 7DU

Over the past 20 years Joseph Bray has observed both the demise of graduate level craft programmes in the UK and the significant reduction in children learning craft in schools. At the same time t

by Joseph Bray

Friday 1st Novemb

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TALK: Abram Games 60 Years of Design

Posted on: 21st August 2019

Wednesday 25 September 2019

at 6pm in Edinburgh Room, Lygon Arms, High Street, Broadway WR12 7DU

Abram Games was one of the 20th century’s most important graphic designers.  His career spanned 60 years, and during the Second World War, he was uniquely appointed Official War Poster Artist, designing over 100 posters.  Postwar, he created posters for London Transport, Guinness, the Financial Times and the British Overseas Airways Corporation.  He designed the first animated ident for BBC television, the covers of Penguin Books and the emblems for the 1951 Festival of Britain and the Queen’s Award to Industry.  Games also created postage stamps issued in Britain, Jersey and Israel.  The length of Games’ career makes his work a striki

Wednesday 25 September 2019

at 6pm in Edinburgh Room, Lygon Arms, High Street, Broadway WR12 7DU

Abram Games was one of the 20th century’s most important graphic designers.  His career spanned 60 years, and during the Second World War, he was uniquely appointed Official War Poster Artist, designing over 100 posters.  Postwar, he created posters for London Transport, Guinness, the Financial Times and the British Overseas Airways Corporation.  He des

Wednesday 25 September 2019

at 6pm in Edinburgh Room, Lygon Arms, High Street, Broadway WR12 7DU

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Craft and Design Awards

Posted on: 7th August 2019

Summer time is awards season at the Museum, and we are delighted to have been able to support the work of a number of graduate designers this year through our Student Craft and Design Prizes at Leamington College and the Peter Sefton Furniture School, as well as the inaugural Ray Leigh Design Prize at Rycotewood Furniture Centre

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Summer time is awards season at the Museum, and we are delighted to have been able to support the work of a number of graduate designers this year through our Student Craft and Design Prizes at Leamington College and the Peter Sefton Furniture School, as well as the inaugural Ray Leigh Design Prize at Rycotewood Furniture Centre

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Summer time is awards season at the Museum, and we are delighted to have been able to support the work of a number of graduate designers this year through our Student Craft an

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Alan Peters Furniture Award 2020

Posted on: 4th May 2019

Previously a judge for this award Jeremy Broun is organising the Alan Peters Furniture Award which is open to any UK resident woodworker over the age of 18. For further information on the award click here.  

Jeremy Broun has also published a 64 page free online book on Alan Peters the Makers Maker

Previously a judge for this award Jeremy Broun is organising the Alan Peters Furniture Award which is open to any UK resident woodworker over the age of 18. For further information on the award click here.  

Jeremy Broun has also published a 64 page free online book on Alan Peters the Makers Maker

Previously a judge for this award Jeremy Broun is organising the Alan Peters Furniture Award which is open to any UK resident woodworker over the age of 18. For further information on the award

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Talk: “Product or Service” by Jeremy Broun and Andrew Lawton on Friday 21st June

Posted on: 7th April 2019

Jeremy Broun and Andrew Lawton are award-winning furniture designer makers based in Bath and the Peak District respectively.

Jeremy, a well known innovator, established a workshop in 1973 and his focus is on product, an example being a rocking chair design that sold all over the world. He is the author of The Encyclopaedia of Woodworking Techniques, which was updated in 2018.  He has produced a short film on the life and work of Sir Gordon Russell entitled, A gem

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Talk on Friday 5 April 2019: ‘Living in all the tenses’ – design and craft in the work of Ernest Gimson by Mary Greensted

Posted on: 6th March 2019

Ernest Gimson – architect, designer of furniture and metalwork, chairmaker, plasterworker, and two-dimensional designer – was one of the leading figures of the Arts and Crafts movement. His work was rooted in English traditions and has been a continuing source of inspiration for designers and makers up to the present day. This talk will look at the development of Gimson’s work and provide an introduction into the range of his work and his impact on 20th- and 21st-century furniture design.

Mary Greensted was a curator at Cheltenham and is now a trustee at Court Barn. She has written widely on the Arts and Crafts Movement. She has co-authored Ernest Gimson: Arts and Crafts Designer and Architect which will be published by Yale University Press in October 2019.

Photo credit: New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester

The talk will take place at 6pm in the Edi

Ernest Gimson – architect, designer of furniture and metalwork, chairmaker, plasterworker, and two-dimensional designer – was one of the leading figures of the Arts and Crafts movement. His work was rooted in English traditions and has been a continuing source of inspiration for designers and makers up to the present day. This talk will look at the development of Gimson’s work and provide an introduction into the range of his work and his impact on 20th- and 21st-century furniture design.

Mary Greensted was a curator at Cheltenham and is now a trustee at Court Barn. She has written wide

Ernest Gimson – architect, designer of furniture and metalwork, chairmaker, plasterworker, and two-dimensional designer – was one of the leading figures of the Arts and Crafts movement. His work was

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Spring and Summer opening hours

Posted on: 1st March 2019

We are now open from 11am – 5pm Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays.

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We are now open from 11am – 5pm Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays.

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We are now open from 11am – 5pm Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays.

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The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts

Posted on: 12th January 2019

The BBC have brought back to life a late 1800s Victorian arts and crafts commune in the Welsh hills in this series currently showing on BBC2.  We follow a group of 21st-century crafters as they experience the highs and lows of living and working together as a creative commune. Over their month-long stay they are set to renovate four of the key rooms in the house.   The projects have been set by Arts & Crafts expert Patch Rogers and internationally renowned potter Keith Brymer Jones

See BBC iPlayer at https://bbc.in/2M4I84C to see the programme information and episodes.

The BBC have brought back to life a late 1800s Victorian arts and crafts commune in the Welsh hills in this series currently showing on BBC2.  We follow a group of 21st-century crafters as they experience the highs and lows of living and working together as a creative commune. Over their month-long stay they are set to renovate four of the key rooms in the house.   The projects have been set by Arts & Crafts expert Patch Rogers and internationally renowned potter Keith Brymer Jones

See BBC iPlayer at https://bbc.in/2M4I84C to see the programme inf

The BBC have brought back to life a late 1800s Victorian arts and crafts commune in the Welsh hills in this series currently showing on BBC2.  We follow a group of 21st-century crafters as they exper

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