Braintree District Museum, Braintree

4.6
Museum Admission

Adult: £4.00

Concessions: £3.00

Children: £2.00 (under 5's free)

At Braintree District Museum the story of the District and its diverse industrial and commercial history unfolds.

The Main Galleries examine the development of the area from prehistory to the twenty-first century, focusing upon the textile and manufacturing industries of Courtaulds, Warners and Crittalls, as well as displays of Castle Hedingham pottery, the work of the Great Bardfield artists and Essex straw and lace.

A vibrant calendar of temporary exhibitions complements the Main Galleries throughout the year.

The Museum is housed in the converted Victorian Manor Street Junior and Infant Schools that were built in 1862 and 1897 respectively. The main building is home to the Museum Reception and Shop; Temporary Exhibition Gallery; Main Galleries; Victorian Schoolroom and John Ray Gallery, and opened in 1993. The second building was converted in 2002 and contains the Cafe and the Learning for Life Centre.

Braintree Museum offers a wide variety of themed activities, exhibitions and school resources throughout the year, and the characterful Museum Shop is a unique retail outlet to the town.
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  • Friendly helpful staff greet you and make you feel comfortable. Great to find out about how Flemish immigrants made the town famous for its wool cloth trade. How Boston USA and Braintree UK are linked...  more »
  • We attended on behalf of Essex Federation of WI's and had a really enjoyable time. Liked the album covers & the clothes along with toys which brought back many memories.  more »
  • Really enjoyed the Christmas crafts at the museum, such a Braintree hidden gem. Enjoyed looking around the museum, staff were very welcoming, and lovely gift shop.  more »
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  • Love this place, such a quaint museum, loads of interesting features about Braintree inside visited a few times, beautiful little shop reasonable priced. If visiting Braintree, please visit wont disappoint. You will live it
  • Quirky little museum. Lots going on and good for children. Informative for older people too.
  • Excellent local museum displaying the history of the town and surrounding area. Temporary exhibitions always worth a look
  • Lovely little museum, really nice exhibitions and talks to attend. Wheelchair friendly and a little gem that not enough people know about
  • Interesting visit Victorian history. Suitable for children
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