Broadway museum displays paintings from the Ashmolean collection

Tudor House museum Broadway
Image caption The top floor of the new museum will stage exhibitions by local artists

Paintings by world-renowned artists have been put on show at a new museum in a Worcestershire village.

The Ashmolean museum has lent items to an exhibition at the Tudor House, High Street, Broadway, which was originally a 17th Century coaching inn.

The Oxford-based museum has loaned paintings by Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough, plus tapestries, Worcester porcelain and furniture.

Worcestershire County Council gave the project a grant of £200,000.

The top floor of the new museum will stage further exhibitions by local artists and community groups.

Prof Christopher Brown, from the Ashmolean museum, said: "The museum in Broadway will bring the Ashmolean's collections to a new and wider audience."

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