Braintree District Museum

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By creativity and skill, the people of the area developed ideas which shaped the life of the 20thC. Gallery exhibits interpret the diverse local industrial heritage, the production of fabrics for state occasions during the past 200 years and innovations in metal window design and man-made textiles in which our district led the world. A natural history gallery tells the story of John Ray, the 17thC naturalist born in the district.

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Guide Prices

Adults: £4.00.
Children and Concessions: £3.00
Under 5's: Free



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Interactive displays closed
  • Online booking possible
  • Outside seating


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted



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      Road Directions

      By Road: Take the A120 into Braintree.  

      Public Transport Directions

      By Public Transport: From Braintree town station it is 5 minutes' walk to Braintree District Museum.  

      Braintree District Museum


      Manor Street, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3HW

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      Opening Times

      * The Museum is open all year round but closes over the Christmas period. For the exact dates please check

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