Welcome to Braintree District Museum. Based in the former Manor Street School building since 1993, the museum conserves and celebrates the history of Braintree and its surrounding areas, focusing on the District’s industrial and cultural achievements and its many notable personalities. To find out more please visit our ‘Museum Overview‘ page, or for more information on our collections please click here.
Are you looking for a special gift or present for some one? Should it be unique and as individual as you or whom you are buying a gift for? Then look now further. We not only stock Braintree District Museum branded items but local Jam and Honey childrens toys and an aray of adult gifts.
We currently have a 50% sale taking place and now is a good time to pick up a real bargin. The sale items include silver jewellery and beaded items jewellery all with 50% off.
Come along and pick a bargin before they all go!
No other discounts are valid due to the 50% reduction in price. If you require further information please contact Claudine Bone on 01376325266
Children’s Discovery Club – Saturday and Half Term Fun for £10
Running from Saturday 20 September until Saturday 20 December 2014 from 11am till 12pm children are invited to join the Museum’s Discovery Club and enjoy our many fun and educational activities, from autumn crafts, including searching for mini beast, to bringing the ‘Jurassic Experience’ to Braintree.
Half-term sees the museum bringing back its popular science workshops based on Halloween and Hocus Pocus, a Halloween party and Innovation are back! Membership of the Discovery Club costs £10 per child which covers both the Saturday and Half Term Activities, or £5 on the day. Click here for more information
Booking is advisable and we hope to welcome you soon
Advanced booking of activities for the Discovery Club is only open to Discovery Club ticket holders. Tickets are non-transferable.
WWI – A Day of Commemoration
Saturday 25th October 2014, 10am-3pm
- Replica M1.C Bristol fighter plane
- Interactive uniform and weaponry displays with the Braintree cadets
- Drop-in family craft workshops – Poppies and Planes
- Family Research Table – Advice on how to research your relatives during WWI
10:45am – 11:15am: Braintree Musical Society – Join in with period songs or just enjoy listening
11:00am – 12:30pm: Guided Walk of Braintree’s WWI history – With Mike Bardell, President of Braintree and Bocking Civic Society. Advanced booking required, please call the museum.
11:45am – 12:15pm: Interactive lecture on WWI weaponry – With the Braintree Cadets
12:00pm – 1:30pm: Try some WW1-style food – Buy some ration coupons to purchase your vintage food
1:45pm – 2:15pm: Braintree Musical Society – Join in with period songs or just enjoy listening
2:30pm – 3:00pm: Interactive lecture on Gas Warfare – With the Braintree Cadets
Thank you to the event and plane hire sponsors: Kearsley Airways Ltd., Andrewsfield Aviation, Braintree and Bocking Civic Society and TESCO.
Current Exhibitions: Braintree District at War – 1914-1918
5th August – 19th December 2014
This exhibition explores the impact of the First World War on the District, as well as the enormous contributions local people and industries made to the war effort, in particular the work of the East Anglian Munitions Committee and the factories of Crittalls and Lake and Elliot.
Lake & Elliot Reunion
Braintree District Museum, together with the Lake & Elliot Research Group, is holding a Lake & Elliot reunion afternoon on Wednesday 5th November. The afternoon will run from 2.30pm – 5.30pm at the museum and will include a talk on the company’s history by Bill Lake. This will be followed by the chance to see artefacts from the Lake & Elliot archive and to catch up with former colleagues over some light refreshments. For more information please click here or call the museum on 01376 328868.
Themed Days out at Braintree Museum
These popular events are back starting on 23 September 2014 till 25 November 2014.
These event in partnership with Braintree District Council’s Community Transport Scheme celebrate the music of Hollywood, World War I and World War II.
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