Braintree District Museum
  • Braintree District Museum
  • Crittal Windows display at Braintree District Museum
  • Reconstructed Victorian school room at Braintree District Museum
  • Braintree District Museum displays
  • Braintree District Museum gift shop

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By creativity and skill, the people of the area developed ideas which shaped the life of the 20th century. 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 17th century naturalist born in the district. Don't miss the Victorian classroom. 

Gift shop selling range of local and unique products on site. 


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Guide Prices

Adults: £5.00.
Children 5 - 16 and Concessions: £3.00
Under 5's: Free


Saturday, 17th June 2023 - Saturday, 17th June 2023

Friday, 20th October 2023 - Friday, 20th October 2023

Thursday, 23rd November 2023 - Thursday, 23rd November 2023

Behind The Scenes Tours: The Palaces of Kind Charles III- Royal Furnishing TextilesJoin us on one of our popular behind the scenes tours to discover how to decorate a palace!
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  • 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


  • 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

      Take the A120 into Braintree.  

      Public Transport Directions

      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

      Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
      Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00

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

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      Inside the Warner Textile ArchiveWarner Textile Archive, BraintreeA unique record of the history of textile design. The Archive celebrates fabrics and designs produced by Warner and Sons from the mid 19th century.

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