Inside the Warner Textile Archive
  • Inside the Warner Textile Archive
  • Inside the Warner Textile Archive
  • Displays at the Warner Textile Archive
  • Displays in the Warner Textile Archive
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Housed within the Archive is an extensive collection of original designs and fabrics by leading designers and artists who were commissioned by Warner and Sons to produce fabric designs for Royal palaces, stately homes, cruise liners and hotels. The Archive also includes documents and photographs relating to the history of Warner & Sons business in Braintree.

The Warner Gallery open to the public, is a celebration of the fabrics and designs within the Archive. Every drawer and display case takes the visitor on an exciting visual voyage of discovery, looking at textiles, costume and original designs.

The Warner Textile Archive is part of the Braintree District Museum Trust. Enjoy free entry to Braintree Museum within one month of your visit to the Archive by showing them your Archive entry ticket.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Directions from Braintree Village – CM77 8YH (referred to as Braintree Freeport on road signs) 

Drive past Braintree Village with it on your left

Go straight over at the traffic lights

At the roundabout take the first exit onto Mill Hill and go under the bridge

At the roundabout take the second exit up Rose Hill

Go straight over at the traffic lights

Carry on straight and go straight over at the second set of traffic lights, down South Street

On your left with be a series of white weather boarded buildings, turn left down Silks Way and follow the road round into the Archive car park

Public Transport Directions

A five minute walk from Braintree Town railway station and Braintree Bus Park.

Warner Textile Archive


Warners Mill, Silks Way, Essex, CM7 3GB

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