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.

Children’s Discovery Club – Saturday and Half Term Fun for £10

Discovery Club

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. 

Current Exhibitions: Braintree District at War – 1914-1918

5th August – 19th December 2014

First World War Exhibition

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 on the link above or call the museum on 01376 328868.

 Collections

The museum houses many collections. Current collecting strengths include: archaeology, ceramics, local history, photographs and textiles.

Events

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

 

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We look forward to welcoming you soon,

The Braintree District Museum Team

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