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Museum:Toad Hole Cottage Museum at How Hill National Nature Reserve

Museum, free entry

How Hill National Nature Reserve

How Hill National Nature Reserve

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This tiny marshman's cottage situated on the River Ant, was home for a whole family in Victorian times. See how they lived and the tools they used for working on the marshes. The cottage also has information and displays about How Hill and the Broads. Enquiry service. Bookings Broads Authority boat trips. Tickets for wildlife walking trail. Books, maps guides, postcards and gifts to buy. Short visit boat licences.

Interpretation for use with a mobile phone has been created for the How Hill National Nature Reserve. Augmented reality uses the camera and GPS capabilities of smart phones to show additional information on screen, on top of the real view fed in from the phone's camera. There is also an eBook available. Have a look at for further information or ask our staff.

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedHearing Accessibility Facilities

Opening details

Open: 1 April - 31 May and 1-31October, Monday - Friday 10.30am-1.00pm and 1.30-5.00pm; Saturday - Sunday 10.30am-5.00pm
Open: 1 June - 30 September, Monday - Sunday 9.30am-5.00pm


Free entry


NR29 5PG


See location of How Hill National Nature Reserve on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 373190  Lat: 52.71657 Long: 1.51206

access is signposted via the wood at the rear of How Hill House


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Hearing Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities