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Manor Street, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3HW, Tel: 01376 325266, Email, www.braintree.gov.uk/info/200283/leisure_and_culture/262/braintree_museum, (0.0 miles, 0.0kms)
This award winning museum is based in the converted Courtauld School and has displays from Crittall steel windows to Warners royal silks, Castle Hedingham pottery to Edward Bawden prints.
Two magnificent 13th century barns, once owned by the mysterious Knights Templar; Tudor walled garden; rural buildings from seventeenth century onwards. Well-stocked gift shop and tea-room. Audio tour guide available.
Great Notley Country Park (A131),, Braintree, Essex, CM77 7FS, Tel: 01376 347134, www.visitparks.co.uk, (2 miles, 3kms)
The Discovery Centre is set in a 100 acre country park providing beautiful walks around lakes, meadows & woods. Full educational package for schools. Conference facilities, café & giftshop. New adventure play trails for toddlers to teens.
Church Road, Rivenhall, Essex, CM8 3PQ, Tel: 01376 512781, www.essexchurches.info/church.asp?p=Rivenhall, (5 miles, 9kms)
This Saxon church is on the site of a Roman villa. The Victorians gave the church its present appearance and its greatest treasure: French stained glass from the 12th century.
Town Hall, 61 Newland Street, Witham, Essex, CM8 2FE, Tel: 01376 502674, Email, (7 miles, 11kms)
In or near : Braintree, Essex, (7 miles, 11kms)
A 19th century lock-up with resident 'Prisoner', clear information and audio. Combine with visit to nearby Cottage Museum.
In or near : Braintree, Essex, (6 miles, 9kms)
Small vineyard which forms part of an arable farm in North Essex, just down the road from Finchingfield and Thaxted. Offering wine tasting and tours of the vineyard, barn and garden.
In or near : Braintree, Essex, (2 miles, 3kms)
A fine example of a large Essex post mill dating from 1721. Contains original machinery and farming bygones.
In or near : Braintree, Essex, (5 miles, 8kms)
A family run dairy farm specialising in milking sheep, also goats and cows. Many other farm animals. Everything explained; fun and educational for all. Donkey cart rides.
In or near : Braintree, Essex, (0.2 miles, 0.3kms)
A 5.5 acre Victorian garden with many original features including bandstand, tennis courts, pond and ornamental flower beds.
In or near : Braintree, Essex, (0.9 miles, 2kms)
Braintree Arts Theatre offers a range of professional touring acts as well as local community shows and events.