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.


Braintree Christmas at the MuseumFather Christmas Picture flyers

Sunday 30 November 2014 – 10am until 4pm

The town is holding many different events which lead up to the switching of the lights by Martin and Sue from Heart FM. The museum is taking part offering various activities including Dickensian Museum Tours with a twist, free children’s activities, carol singing, cheerleading with Innovation and much more.


Christmas Shopping Night

Thursday 4 December 2014 – 4pm until 7pmXmas Tree Flyers

Are you looking for something special and totally individual? Are you looking for great quality stocking fillers? Then look no further than the Museum Gift Shop.  We have amazing stock including Kimono Poncho’s, handicrafts and quality food items.

Come and join us for a glass of Prosecco, a mince pie and fabulous late night shopping.

Remember if you are a Friend of the Museum or a member of Braintree District Council staff you are eligible for a 20% discount.


Children’s Discovery Club – Saturday Fun for £10

Discovery ClubFrom now until Saturday 20 December 2014 at 11am till 12pm children are invited to join the Museum’s Discovery Club and enjoy our fun and educational activities, from autumn crafts, to bringing the ‘Jurassic Encounters’ to Braintree.

Join us this Saturday for Twigtastic

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. 


Current Exhibitions: Braintree District at War – 1914-1918

5th August – 19th December 2014

First World War ExhibitionThis 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. 


 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.

Click here to find out how to book


To keep up with all our activities why not

  • sign up for our Newsletter, form below
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  • Follow us on Twitter @museumbraintree
  • Visit our ‘What’s On’ Page

We look forward to welcoming you soon,

The Braintree District Museum Team

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