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 as well as its many notable personalities. To find out more please visit our ‘Museum Overview‘ page, or for more information on our collections please click here. For a map of our location please visit our Visiting Us’ Page and scroll to the bottom. 

Admission News

From January – April 2016 admission to the Museum will be FREE for everyone to support our new Body Science program.

Take advantage of this great opportunity to visit our Magna Carta anniversary exhibition, explore our galleries and pop in to experience our Victorian classroom!

Magic of the Musicals with Recollections

Tuesday 26 January 2015

1:30pm till 4pm

Tickets £16 per person and include refreshments.

We are delighted to kick start the new year with a wonderful show to lift those January blues, ‘Magic of the Musicals’. Recollections are back and back with a bang! The show they brought to us in 2015 was an instant hit and was thoroughly enjoyable for everyone who came along. Recollections will sing tunes and medleys from popular films and shows including My Fair Lady, Me and My Girl, Half a Sixpence, Singing in the Rain, Oklahoma, Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver, Top Hat, Anything Goes, Mary Poppins and lots lots more!

Spaces are filling fast, so if you fancy coming along for a greatly entertaining afternoon, call us now on 01376 328868.

To see all Showtime! and Tea & Talk events this Spring,  click on the flyer below.


February Half Term Children’s Activities at Braintree District Museum!

Saturday 13 February 11:00am – 1:00pm
Human hearts
Discover more about this amazing organ with a workshop lead by the British Heart Foundation

Tuesday 16 February 11:00am – 1:00pm
Victorian Games Challenge
Have a go at some typical Victorian games and learn about how healthy they were for the human body (or not!)

Wednesday 17 February 11:00am – 1:00pm
Senses Exploration
Join us to explore how important our senses are and how we can communicate if we lose one of our senses. Learn some sign language, explore the art of mime and have a go at drawing without being able to see.

Thursday 18 February 11:00am – 1:00pm11017701_10205643481948116_1389459631264520842_n
Fascinating Food
Focusing on exotic fruits, the workshop includes an accompanied trip to Braintree Town Centre’s TESCO to complete their Farm to Fork trail. Each child must be accompanied by an adult for this workshop.

Friday 19 February 11:00am – 1:00pm
Aromatherapy Workshop
Led by Do Terra – through clay, dough and other craft workshops explore natural oils that can be smelt or rubbed on to the skin to bring different benefits for the body.

Saturday 20 February 11:00am – 1:00pm
Snake Alive
Explore the amazing world of animal senses and how to keep them healthy through hands-on encounters with snakes and a host of other reptiles.

£7.50 ticket per child (6 activities) or £5 on the day

To book or for further information please call the Museum on 01376 328868
Places are limited on each session and advanced booking is advised.

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Beer Tasting Feb 2016


Current Exhibition:

Medieval Toil and Trouble: 

Castle Hedingham – Magna Carta

22 September 2015 – 30 January 2016

Click on the flyer below for more information

Magna Carta

New exhibition coming February 2016

Body Science Sept Exhibition V2

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Braintree Museum holds special events and talks throughout the year. These include our Showtime! events, in conjunction with Braintree District Community Transport, educational talks on the local area and workshops. To find out what’s coming up click here,


We look forward to welcoming you soon!

The Braintree District Museum Team

December 2015 Newsletter

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